Via Big Government.
The number of jobs in the U.S. is currently 129.7 million. So to justify the Administration’s current claim of 2.8 million jobs “created or saved” by stimulus, they need to also claim that without that stimulus there would be only 126.9 million jobs.
An inconvenient truth, at least for the Obama Administration, is that once upon a time, in their January 2009 Romer/Bernstein Report they told America that without their stimulus there would be 133.9 million jobs. That’s right, in order to make it look like their stimulus has “created or saved” 2.8 million jobs, the Obama Administration first had to whack 7 million jobs from their previous estimates.
Here’s the math:
Step 1: How many jobs does the Administration currently claim there would be, without stimulus?
129.7 million Current number of U.S. jobs
– 2.8 million Jobs currently claimed to be “created or saved”
126.9 million Jobs the Administration currently claims there would be without stimulus
Step 2: How does that compare with the number of jobs the Administration used to say there would be without stimulus?
133.9 million January 2009 projection of jobs without stimulus
– 126.9 million Current claim of jobs without stimulus
= 7 million Jobs removed from the Administration “baseline” to justify their latest stimulus job creation claims
They lied about the stimulus, the bailouts, increased taxes, and the government health care takeover.
The spiel from the White House is comparable to Orwell’s Animal Farm. One of the themes in the story was the contortion of language, and in this case, data, to justify the abuse of power.
Obama really believes that if he puts sugar on shit, it will taste better.