Rasmussen: 30% Say Global Warming A Very Serious Problem

Russ Steele

From the Rasmussen Report:

Belief that global warming is a serious problem is at its highest level in two-and-half-years, but fewer voters than ever give President Obama positive marks on his handling of this issue.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters finds that 64% say global warming is at least a somewhat serious problem, including 30% who say it’s Very Serious.  One-in-three voters (33%) believe climate change is not a serious problem, with 14% who feel it’s Not At All Serious.

In my mind the the only thing that this poll proves is that the majority of American are scientifically illiterate and are vulnerable to manipulation by grant seeking academics and the environmental wackos who populate the Democratic Party.  There has been no significant global warming for at least 15 years, sea levels are falling, the oceans are cooling and tornados and hurricanes are in decline, yet the general population continues to believe the global warming alarmists even though deaths from weather extremes continue to decline.  Why are so many people believing the alarmist?  Are they incapable of reading and understanding these simple graphics?   

Or they are just confused by all the alarmest claims in this video:

If Congress Allows this BLS Fraud to Stand, We are Responsible!

Russ Steele

This came in over the e-mail  transom from a regular reader of this blog. It is clear that the Bureau of Labor Statistics is in the manipulation business. ZeroHedge has the details in Real Jobless Rate Is 11.4% With Realistic Labor Force Participation Rate

One does not need to be a rocket scientist to grasp the fudging the BLS has been doing every month for years now in order to bring the unemployment rate lower: the BLS constantly lowers the labor force participation rate as more and more people “drop out” of the labor force for one reason or another. While there is some floating speculation that this is due to early retirement, this is completely counterfactual when one also considers the overall rise in the general civilian non institutional population. In order to back out this fudge we are redoing an analysis we did first back in August 2010, which shows what the real unemployment rate would be using a realistic labor force participation rate.

To get that we used the average rate since 1980, or ever since the great moderation began. As it happens, this long-term average is 65.8% (chart 1). We then apply this participation rate to the civilian noninstitutional population to get what an “implied” labor force number is, and additionally calculate the implied unemployed using this more realistic labor force. We then show the difference between the reported and implied unemployed (chart 2). Finally, we calculate the jobless rate using this new implied data. It won’t surprise anyone that as of December, the real implied unemployment rate was 11.4% (final chart) – basically where it has been ever since 2009and at 2.9% delta to reported, represents the widest divergence to reported data since the early 1980s. And because we know this will be the next question, extending this lunacy, America will officially have no unemployed, when the Labor Force Participation rate hits 58.5%, which should be just before the presidential election. [Emphasis in original]

Labor Force Participation since 1980:

Reported and Implied number of Unemployed:

 

Difference between Reported and implied unemployment rate:

I want to know why Congress is allowing the BLS to foster this fraud on the American Public.  By November it will appear the economy is doing just fine, with million of citizens still out of work.

On Wednesday, Congressman Tom McClintock is going to speak at our local Tea Party Patriot Luncheon and I plan to ask him if he is aware of this deception and what can Congress do to apply some corrective measures.  I suggest readers not at the Luncheon to do the same. Call your Congressman, we cannot let this fraud continue to November!

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