Democrat congresswoman leaves voicemail demanding lobbyist cash

"This leadership team will create the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history." - Democrat Congresswoman and then-Speaker-Elect Nancy Pelosi

"I was, frankly, uh, uh, surprised to see that we don't have a record, so far as I can tell, of your having given to me despite my uh, long and deep uh, work. In fact, it's been my major work, uh, on the committee and sub-committee it's been essentially in your sector. I am, I'm simply candidly calling to ask for a contribution. As the senior member of the um, committee and a sub-committee chair, we have (chuckles) obligations to raise, uh funds." - Democrat Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

When it comes to cooking the books, this administration is Julia Child

The Obama administration is ordering people who offer to work election day polling places are now being to file tax withholding forms, reports John Crudele of the New York Post, a move that could pad the nation's employment numbers by just 30,000 to 36,000 in New York City alone in the final monthly employment report before the November election.

"The Internal Revenue Service has determined that all poll workers are considered employees of the Board of Elections for tax purposes," said a Board memo dated Aug. 2 and signed by Rosanna Kostamoulas Rahmouni, coordinator of Election Day Operations, the Post reports. Poll workers get just $100 for training and $200 for their work.

The Obama administration similarly inflated plunging job numbers by classifying many census workers as temporary, which creates a new "job" every time their employment in the position was extended.