Friday, June 05, 2009

Apparently, Obama just pulls things out of his arse

How many times have we heard Obama say that he has "saved or created" 150,000 jobs with his stimulus package? Personally, I don't know anyone from whom that is true, and how many times can the MSM cover that story of those guys who got jobs repairing that bridge in Tennessee? Every day it seems I meet or talk to someone who has been laid off. Apparently we're just supposed to swallow Obama's pap whole. Well, if you wish to remain cloaked in Obama's hope and changiness, do not read this.

Mr. Obama has an ingenious approach to job losses: He describes them as job gains. For example, last week the president claimed that 150,000 jobs had been created or saved because of his stimulus package. He boasted, "And that's just the beginning."

However, at the beginning of January, 134.3 million people were employed. At the start of May, 132.4 million Americans were working. How was Mr. Obama magically able to conjure this loss of 1.9 million jobs into an increase of 150,000 jobs?

As my former White House deputy press secretary Tony Fratto points out on his blog, the Labor Department does not and cannot collect data on "jobs saved." So the Obama administration is asking that we accept its "clairvoyant ability to estimate," and the White House press corps has let Mr. Obama's ludicrous claim go virtually unchallenged.

Of course, since Karl Rove wrote this, feel free, liberals, to ignore.