Wednesday, February 25, 2009

3.5 Million Rhetorical Jobs

OBAMA: "Over the next two years, this plan will save or create 3.5 million jobs."

I love this oft-repeated line because it's an out. No matter what happens to the economy, Obama can take credit for having "saved" 3.5 millions jobs. If the economy recovers, he will take credit for the jobs create, and claim the rest were those he saved. If the economy tanks, he can claim that it would have been worse by 3.5 million jobs if he had not acted. Why does nobody say these things?
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