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    Reports from journalists and the Government Accountability Office last month about problems with the data on Recovery.gov cast doubt on the site’s claim that more than 640,000 jobs had been created or saved by the Obama administration’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Meanwhile Obama upped the ante, putting the figure at more than 1 million. On Nov. 12, for example, in announcing this month’s jobs summit, he said that the stimulus had “created and saved more than a million jobs.”

    Now some good news for the White House: According to the Congressional Budget Office, the actual number may be more than twice what Recovery.gov says, and as much as 50 percent more than what Obama has been saying. The nonpartisan agency found that:

    CBO, Nov. 30: n the third quarter of calendar year 2009, an additional 600,000 to 1.6 million people were employed in the United States, and real (inflation-adjusted) gross domestic product was 1.2 percent to 3.2 percent higher, than would have been the case in the absence of ARRA.

    Read ----> Stimulus Jobs, Re-revisited | FactCheck.org
     
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    I gotta get that recipe for cooking the books.
     
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    OMFG!!!

    The Stupidest OP in Human History!

    Have you ever heard of the US Economy, because you assigned it a fucking Goose egg in Job Creation!
     
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    The government can't create jobs.
     
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    The US Government IS NOT THE ECONOMY!!!!!
     
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    Really? Tell it to the astronauts, who wouldn't have their jobs were it not for the multi-billion dollar government program to get to the moon in 10 years. Tell it to the tens of thousands of people who work in private sector jobs related to space science. Tell it to the tens of thousands of people who work for businesses and contractors maintaining the interstate highway system.
     
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    I guess it would be a really fat cookbook, because they've been doing it for decades.
     
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    I know. But Barack was gonna 'change Washington'.... remember?
     
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    All at the expense of other jobs that would have been created by the private sector, which by the way is where real wealth is created. Public jobs are a drain on the economy, rather than a benefit.
     

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