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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Jack Welch
It may have only been a bit of bad-mouthing typical of fans rooting for their home team, but former General Electric Chairman Jack Welch stirred up a hornet's nest of criticism from fellow businessmen and professional economists when he accused the White House of engineering a big drop in the nation's unemployment rate just a month before the presidential election.
Senior Romney campaign adviser Ed Gillespie dismissed questions Sunday about whether the Labor Department's unemployment figures have been manipulated for political purposes, saying, "The numbers themselves are very damning."
Sasquatch might as well have traipsed across the White House lawn Friday with a lost Warren Commission file on his way to the studio where NASA staged the moon landing.
Mr. Welch was quoted in Money magazine as saying Mr. Obama's people flatly falsified the unemployment numbers and "cooked" them to help his re-election.
"He has done it very, very humbly," Welch said.