Do poll workers count in the employment numbers? 

John Crudele wondered yesterday in the New York Post whether the feds are trying to boost employment numbers by counting poll workers:

Workers at polling places for today’s primary and November’s general election are being required to file tax withholding forms for the first time ever in a move that could be aimed at inflating the nation’s employment numbers.

…The New York City Board of Elections, which uses 30,000 to 36,000 temporary workers for both the primary and general election, said it is being ordered by the Internal Revenue Service to make “employees” out of the very temporary workers who tend the polling sites.

This may not be about employment numbers at all, but how incredible to see Obama’s IRS squeezing the blood out of every taxable stone.

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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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