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John Heilemann is a Dirty, Seditious, Racist Hypocrite (Allegedly!) | Main | Sherman (D-Calif.): It's a Permanent Bailout Bill
April 19, 2010

Genius: Obama "Saves or Creates" 2.8 Million Jobs By Merely Altering a Graph!

Well, if he can create seven million new jobs by merely "fixing" a bar graph, I can't wait 'till he rolls up his sleeves and gets down to fixing the real engine of American prosperity-- pie charts!!!

Long story short: There are only 129.7 million jobs in America right now, a huge fall from previous levels.

But Obama wants to claim that he's "saved or created" jobs. Hard to do when you're starting out with net-negative numbers.

His previous estimate was that there would be 133.9 million jobs without the stimulus, and the stimulus would add jobs on to the baseline.

But... 129.7 is less than 133.9, so it looks like the stimulus cost us jobs, rather than "saving or creating" them.

No sweat -- just change the estimate of the number of jobs we'd have without the stimulus.

And the math is not that hard. Obama wants to claim that he "saved or created" 2.8 million jobs, so he just subtracts 2.8 million from our current tally of 128.7 and now says that without the stimulus we'd have had 126.9 million jobs.

By simply changing his initial baseline of 133.9 million to 126.9 million -- just magicking away 7 million jobs -- Obama gets to pretend he's "saved or created" 2.8 million jobs.

But this is silly; the media will never let him get away with such childish and obvious manipulations.

Oh, sorry, guess I took off longer than I thought, to have written a sentence such as that.


Thanks to JimM.


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