The Big Retail Sales Lie
There’s a direct correlation between the scale and quantity of lies coming from Hillary Clinton and the Government. Why? It’s election season, of course. It’s easy enough to dismiss Hillary’s plea for debate viewers to go to her campaign website to see “fact” checking. We know how easy it is for her to hide the truth when she has assistance from the State Department, FBI and Obama. If you believe Hillary Clinton, you also believe in the Easter Bunny.
But it’s also easy to fact check the Census Bureau’s retail sales reports. Now, it’s easy enough to believe that the Government would manipulate the statistics in order to help the incumbent party maintain control the White House. But it’s also easy to fact-check the Census Bureau’s tabulations for monthly retail sales, notwithstanding the fact that the Census Bureau is caught producing fraudulent statistics on a regular basis.
Today, for instance, they released their “advance estimate” for retail sales for September. The Census Bureau would have us believe that retail sales increased .6% from August to September. But this was based on the Government’s politically expedient “seasonally adjusted” calculation.
Simple math disproves the validity of the “adjustments.” The report shows “not adjusted” total retail sales as estimated by the Census. August was $471.3 billion – or $15.2 billion per day. September was $445.4 billion – or $14.8 billion per day – down 2.6% from August to September on a per day basis . In retail sales terms, a 2.6% decline month to month is equivalent to a steep plunge.