Even when the media around the country has exposed his number as false and possibly fraudulent, obama sticks to his numbers.
OBAMA: "As a result, the economy is now growing again for the first time in more than a year — and faster than at any time in the past two years. But even though we’ve slowed the loss of jobs — and today’s report on the continued decline in unemployment claims is a hopeful sign — the economic growth that we’ve seen has not yet led to the job growth that we desperately need"
Since he has been elected we have lost 4 million jobs, yet he claims to have saved 1 million.
Does the ex factory worker in Indiana or Michigan care about a "job summit" Do you?
I understand mistakes, but ALL the mistakes were made in favor of the Obama administration, and the mistakes were not minor but grossly inflated. THAT is unjustifiable, IMO.
I understand some people are happy that some jobs created, but for every job created by the stimulus, more were lost. Unemployment keeps going up and up. The stimulus was supposed to stop that, and it has failed miserably.
Answer by mancosmomma at 11:19 PM on Nov. 12, 2009
Because, once he said it, it was fact and true. It doesn't matter that the people who crunched those numbers to make him look wonderful, good, all knowing, smart, and the savior of our country didn't count on the fact that the press is still free to investigate and report. He didn't do the actual calculations, but now he has to stick with them to save face. So, no matter what the press proves, he will continue to use the numbers. The summit is to get whoever as a captive audience and insist he is telling the facts.
Answer by jesse123456 at 9:29 PM on Nov. 12, 2009
Answer by LoriKeet at 9:31 PM on Nov. 12, 2009
Answer by hot-mama86 at 9:37 PM on Nov. 12, 2009
he's learning to stick with whatever the teleprompter tells him to say--even if it is waaaay off!!! :o)
Do you think he has a clue how OFF his numbers are? Do you think he believes if he says it ENOUGH people will believe him? Ohh my, how pathetic
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:39 PM on Nov. 12, 2009
Answer by lovinangels at 10:24 PM on Nov. 12, 2009
Answer by SRiveroC at 10:24 PM on Nov. 12, 2009
Only one aspect? President Barack Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), commonly known as the stimulus act, created or saved only 221 private sector jobs between February 17th and September 30th NowHampshire.com has learned. And despite President Obama’s heavy emphasis on road and bridge repair during the debate over the stimulus, the measure has created or saved only 116 road construction jobs this year. ARRA has created only 221 private sector jobs this year New Hampshire’s unemployment rate shot up to 7.2% in September.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:34 PM on Nov. 12, 2009
The government’s first accounting of jobs tied to the $787 billion stimulus program claimed more than 30,000 positions paid for with recovery money. But that figure is overstated by least 5,000 jobs, according to an Associated Press review of a sample of stimulus contracts.
The AP review found some counts were more than 10 times as high as the actual number of jobs; some jobs credited to the stimulus program were counted two and sometimes more than four times; and other jobs were credited to stimulus spending when none was produced.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:36 PM on Nov. 12, 2009
A stimulus job report that says more than 10,000 jobs were saved or created in Wisconsin is rife with errors, double counting and inflated numbers based more on satisfying federal formulas than creating real jobs, a Journal Sentinel review has found. In one case, five jobs were mistakenly listed as 50 – and then counted twice. In another, pay raises to workers were listed as saving more than 100 jobs. And in another, jobs were listed as saved even though the money had not been received and no work on the project had begun. …
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:37 PM on Nov. 12, 2009