RUSH: Travis in Reliance, Tennessee, you're next on the Rush Limbaugh program. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Thanks for taking my call. I'm watching you on the cam and I'm protected by Carbonite. Let me get to the reason I called you.
CALLER: You mentioned earlier about the census takers and the unemployment. My son and I have a small business in south Alabama, and we've gone from 340 employees to 180 employees in the last year.
RUSH: Wait, wait, wait, for those of you in Rio Linda, that means he's lost a lot of employees. Okay. Go ahead.
CALLER: My ex-wife who lives in Gulf Shores, Alabama, her real estate business has gone to pot so she's a temporary census taker. Here's the low down on census takers. They go through four days training. At the time they start their training, they go on the employment rolls. After they finish their four-day training they go into a pool. Now, my ex-wife worked two-and-a-half weeks as a census taker and went back into the pool. She waited a month to try to get back to work, she went to the headquarters to find out when she could go back at work and they were still training people on four days training, even though the pool had several people waiting to get back to work.
RUSH: Wait a minute, you're saying they had more census takers than they needed?
CALLER: Absolutely, and they kept training them.
RUSH: A-ha. To get them on the payroll.
CALLER: That's right. And the thing is, because they only worked four days they're not eligible for unemployment so they never get reported again as being on the unemployment rolls.
RUSH: So it's nothing more than a scam to have the unemployment numbers appear to be getting better when they're not?
CALLER: That's exactly right.
RUSH: Well, that was my instinct. It was clear, these drop in jobs. Nobody in this report in either of the State-Controlled Media outlets talking about the new job numbers mention census workers. But look what a scam they got going. Hiring all the people they don't need, rotating them in and out of the pool, still hiring more people and training them. When they go into four-day training, that's when they go on the payroll, 600,000 census takers. The number could have gone up to a million at one point, they were speculating. Thanks very much, Travis.