Sunday, January 24, 2010

White House Advisers Give Three Different Numbers on 'Saved or Created' Jobs

The most cynical view of the discrepancy between three top Obama advisers coming up with three different numbers of 'saved or created' jobs on the same day is that they could not agree on which made up number to use. It does not help that the range is from 'thousands and thousands' to 'more then two million. It may be the most cynical, but it is also the most logical; three of the top people came up with numbers that had a range of two million for what you would think would be a pretty strait forward question. The truth is that they do not know; no one knows, which may really be the whole point. It looks pretty amateurish though that they can not get on the same page and work with a consistent 'estimate'.

"White House advisers appearing on the Sunday talk shows gave three different estimates of how many jobs could be credited to President Obama’s Recovery Act.
Valerie Jarrett had the most conservative count, saying “the Recovery Act saved thousands and thousands of jobs,” while David Axelrod gave the bill the most credit, saying it has “created more than – or saved more than 2 million jobs.” Press Secretary Robert Gibbs came in between them, saying the plan had “saved or created 1.5 million jobs.”

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  1. Give them the benefit and take the number of two million jobs saved/created/invented. Divide that into the $780 billion "stimulus" bill and you find that it cost us, the taxpayers, $390,000 per job. For the same money, they could have given $39,000 to 20 million people and the money would have gone a lot farther. Some could have made mortage payments or bought a health insurance policy.


  2. Just think, they have done this with only about 25% of the stimulus money. By the time they spend it all, they will have saved or created 8 million jobs, unemployment will be 0 and we will be bringing in guest workers. At least that's the way White House Math seems to work. Seems the modus operandi is if errors are shown in the system, make more outrageous claims. And no one questions it.

  3. Never forget, the primary purpose of the 'stimulus' was payback for the election just past. The U.S. Treasury is being openly plundered by the administration!
    The current administration is a criminal activity headed by by the ONE.
    No mafia don in memory was so corrupt!
    I recognized the rantings and image of Obama during the campaign, the soaring rhetoric of the tyrant dictator from the twenties and thirties and the smug image of Benito Mussolini as Obama stood with the halo behind him with his jutting chin.


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