Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Obama the Comedian: Stimulus Has 'Saved or Created Nearly 150,000 Jobs'

Even his stenographer at the AP is finding this one difficult to swallow.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday hailed solar energy as a cost saver for a major Air Force base, one stop on a Western trip devoted to raising political money and promoting his economic policies.

Obama's aides had mocked reporters for making a fuss over his first 100 days in office, but the president was eager to assess the first 100 days of his $787 billion economic stimulus package.

It has "saved or created nearly 150,000 jobs," he said, including "jobs building solar panels and wind turbines; making homes and buildings more energy-efficient."

The White House job claims are difficult to verify because they are based on estimates of how bad the economy might have been without the stimulus rather than actual employment data. The country has lost 1.3 million jobs since February, a figure the Obama administration says would have been far higher if not for the recovery effort.
You have to be a complete imbecile to buy this nonsense, but he apparently still has faith in the 60 million gullible souls who voted for him.

No doubt the rest of his press minions will dutifully proclaim this absurd proclamation as fact.

At the current rate, the Obama economy stands to lose 20.8 million jobs by the time his disastrous term is up, but will have saved 2.4 million jobs due to the sheer magnetism of his personality and green jobs.

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