The L.A. Times headline reads: Obama promises more than 600,000 stimulus jobs.
As the kids say on the Internet: ORLY?
So you’re telling me (I thought as I read the headline) that he’s abandoning that B.S. ass-covering “created or saved” language that allows him to claim victory in the teeth of failure?
So I read on, and the answer is: not hardly:
“As a result of this accelerated pace of activity, over 600,000 jobs are expected to be created or saved by the Recovery Act in the second 100 days – four times the number created or saved in the first 100 days,” the White House will say in a statement being released this morning..
By the way, for amusement purposes, compare the implicit boast here of 150,000 jobs “created or saved” with the actual numbers set forth in the article:
The promised boost in employment will not offset the job losses of recent months — with more than 1.6 million jobs shaved from the economy since Congress approved the stimulus plan in February. Unemployment last month reached 9.4 percent, the highest since 1983.
And we’re going to do four times that well?
Somebody pinch me.