Obama making up 'possible' job numbers... again

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    Obama: could add 1 million new jobs | Reuters

    Here we go again with the made up job numbers.

    And there's the 'It's Bush's fault!'

    And there's a two-fer... A 'we presented these already', and another 'It's all Bush's fault!' for good measure.

    He has apparently not seen the most recent poll numbers... the 'approve' vs.'disapprove' is at 43/53.2 on the RCP average... a spread of -10.2. I think America is already speaking as to how they feel about his 'vision of America'.
     
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    So why do you listen to a politician anyway?
     
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    You REALLY have to actually READ these links you post... not just the titles...

    'Projections' = made up numbers
    'Impact through 2012' = they are counting time that has not occurred yet

    It's a made up number, for the future.

    They admit their method has limited reliability, and is an 'estimate'... a made up number.
     
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    http://web.econ.ohio-state.edu/dupor/arra10_may11.pdf


     
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    Obama isn't claiming future job creation as an accomplishment-- he's using the possibility of job creation to motivate a policy that he's going to propose (a stimulus/ job creation package/ whatever term polls well).

    Projections aren't perfect, but they are useful and important. It's difficult to imagine a national policy that didn't depend at least implicitly on projections.
     
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    So what Obama is saying is that he has had a jobs plan but isnt going to reveal it until it's politically beneficial to his campaign. I admit I'm skeptical. But even if i wasn't this seems rather cruel.
     

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