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.”
Sounds to me like they just make it up as they go along. Still. Does anyone have a count on how many jobs they really, really, for real, saved or created??
Answer by waldorfmom at 1:45 PM on Jan. 25, 2010
Answer by onthegoturbo at 11:46 PM on Jan. 24, 2010
Answer by 29again at 12:12 AM on Jan. 25, 2010
Answer by onthegoturbo at 12:15 AM on Jan. 25, 2010
Oh oh can I make a arsebackwards I have no clue estimate too??? Uh uh it created OR saved a Kazillion Gajillion jobs! YAY Obama!!! I want some Obama money from his stash! Oh Thank you Obama I ain't gots to pay my mortgage nomo!
LMAO... sorry I couldn't resist! I just heard he has rehired his 08campaign team to help keep the dems seats. I am just so sick of this man in campaign mode and not actually doing anything good for this country!
They can not get their story straight because well its exactly that a story! A big arse fairy tale!
Answer by Crissy1213 at 12:40 AM on Jan. 25, 2010
I work for my state Department of Labor. Jobs are becoming more scarce. I do not see where any jobs have been saved, just the opposite including my husband's job. He was an executive at a major corporation. They laid off over 100 of their management staff. There are about half the jobs as there used to be on the state jobs website. The state itself is hardly hiring. Since jobs are scarce employers are not offering the pay that they once had to either. Employers can offer lower pay because some money is better than no money. They are also not honest about the unemployment rate only being at around 10% either. This does not take into account all of the unseen people who have been out of work for years such as those who just finished college, SAHM's who are trying to return to work and once you have been on unemployment for over 90 days you are no longer counted. What a way to make the number smaller huh?
Answer by Anonymous at 1:37 AM on Jan. 25, 2010
Considering the Obama Administration changes it's accounting and "marketing" in order to keep pace with their abysmal failures, it seems as if the "saved or created" talking point has become passe! Now they're calling them "stimulus jobs!"
"those receiving stimulus funds no longer have to say whether a job has been saved or created. “Instead, recipients will more easily and objectively report on jobs funded with Recovery Act dollars,” Orszag wrote. In other words, if the project is being funded with stimulus dollars – even if the person worked at that company or organization before and will work the same place afterwards – that’s a stimulus job."
Answer by LoriKeet at 7:48 AM on Jan. 25, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 8:36 AM on Jan. 25, 2010
Answer by GoodMomma24-7 at 10:57 AM on Jan. 25, 2010
"LMAO... sorry I couldn't resist! I just heard he has rehired his 08campaign team to help keep the dems seats. I am just so sick of this man in campaign mode and not actually doing anything good for this country!"
This statement pretty much sums up Obama perfectly.
Answer by AngelDawn7 at 12:04 PM on Jan. 25, 2010