President Obama Predicts Unemployment Will Hit 10% This Year - Political Punch snip, Here is the "White Paper Study", http://otrans.3cdn.net/45593e8ecbd339d074_l3m6bt1te.pdf One of the principle authors is none other than Christina Romer, who has now said, Romer: Impact of stimulus will level off next year In the same article, However, in that very same "White Paper" linked above, Ms Romer stated this, Ms Romer cannot prove that 600,000 to 1.5 million jobs have been created or saved, she is merely spewing out numbers. Notice that there is a 900,000 difference between her her low and high end claimed numbers. That's because the administration is full of shit, and they know it. It seems that the stimulus package hasn't contained unemployment at under 8%. I grow weary of these politicians lying to me, then telling me more lies to try and obfuscate the previous lies they told. Let's put this into a simple analogy------ An automobile has thousands of working parts on it. I can pay the best damn transmission mechanic in the world to work on my car and make sure the transmission is in perfect working order. That doesn't mean my car will start if the spark plugs are fouled, if the starter is broken, if the battery is dead, if the distributor is shot, etc, etc. The economy has millions of working parts to it. The government can't fix the economy by simply spending money. We can achieve 100% employment by paying half the unemployed people to dig holes in the street and pay the other half to fill the holes back up. It wouldn't fix a broken economy though, would it?