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Darrell Issa: No Plans To Investigate Obama Admin On Jobs Report -- Yet (VIDEO)

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On Thursday, Fox Business Channel aired an interview with Issa and quickly distributed an edited down version of the segment, reporting that he intends to investigate the Labor Department over the survey. The monthly report -- which estimated that the unemployment rate has fallen from 8.1 percent to 7.8 percent -- spawned conspiracy theories among many conservatives, starting with former General Electric CEO Jack Welch, who insisted with no evidence that the Obama campaign had cooked the numbers.

"The way it is being done with the constant revisions say it is not as exact science as it needs to be, and there has to be a better way to get those numbers -- or don't put them out if they will be wrong but as much as half a point," Issa told Fox Business. "We very much intend to work every day through the November and December time to get these kinds of things done. We think that is a non-partisan time and this is an issue where our committee has important jurisdiction to make sure we get it right."


 
 
 
 
 


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