Stimulus Creates 640,000 Jobs: A Big Lie

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Tue, 11/03/2009 - 09:17 | 118157 Anonymous
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The President says there is much more to be done, but cites the recent turnaround in GDP as a sign of better things to come, and notes the Recovery Act has now created or saved more than a million jobs.

Tue, 11/03/2009 - 09:07 | 118152 Anonymous
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The President says there is much more to be done, but cites the recent turnaround in GDP as a sign of better things to come, and notes the Recovery Act has now created or saved more than a million jobs.

Tue, 11/03/2009 - 08:43 | 118145 Anonymous
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The President says there is much more to be done, but cites the recent turnaround in GDP as a sign of better things to come, and notes the Recovery Act has now created or saved more than a million jobs.


lol then cry

Tue, 11/03/2009 - 06:16 | 118113 Anonymous
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"Might as well face it we're addicted to loans but fortunately a rolling loan carries no loss" Just remember boys and girls, "Smile and the whole world smiles with you"

Tue, 11/03/2009 - 02:43 | 118076 Rusty_Shackleford
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Face it.  We're fucked.

Tue, 11/03/2009 - 12:09 | 118276 Hephasteus
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But we haven't even been kissed yet!!!!

Tue, 11/03/2009 - 01:04 | 118017 bjennings
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Y'all are like grade schoolers in shock that an administration would actually try to sell it's agenda as if no other administration before ever attempted such a thing.  Do you honestly see things this way?  Oh well.  It suprises me that this type of stuff actually makes it into ZH.  And then I see the birthers showing up and it reminds me that nothing should suprise me.

Tue, 11/03/2009 - 08:47 | 118147 Anonymous
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Poor silly little Obamunisto.

Tue, 11/03/2009 - 01:18 | 118032 Anonymous
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I think what shocks people is that the gov't flat out lies (like promising very specific transparency like putting bills online for all to read). Then the reality hits: the Congressional leadership adds 3000 pages to the bill at 3am and the vote is taken at 8am. And finally, the media does no reporting but only parrots the gov't talking points.
It is so obvious, so blatant, so corrupt, even the cynical are taken aback.
Here's a cool headline:
• Obama urges Karzai to end corruption in Afghan government
So, why not just reverse the names?

Tue, 11/03/2009 - 00:57 | 118014 tom a taxpayer
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Thank you, Jeff and the AP reporters. The government has no shame. No respect for citizens. The government continues to lie even when caught red-handed. The government believes that a good cause is served by lies, continuous lies, flagrant lies, all kind of lies as long as the lies serve the cause.

Tue, 11/03/2009 - 00:54 | 118013 Anonymous
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Y'all have very distorted view of things to think that the Obama Administration would do anything other than sell their stimulus program as if every other administration before told the honest truth of everything. This is like listening to the rants of grade school children. Are you thinking that by calling this to our attention you are opening our eyes to the way things really are? Let me save you the trouble. I was born at night but it wasn't last night. I have a fairly good grasp on how things work.

Tue, 11/03/2009 - 00:01 | 117971 Anonymous
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The Unemployed and the under-employed account for over a of 30% of America today - and that's just the working class of people that "Want to work"

Let's not forget about the zombies draining every dime of cash, equity, savings, available credit...just trying to hold on for that "next house" or that next "bid letting". (Realtors, Mortgage brokers, etc)

Don't even start with me all the mom's and dad's that were home managing the "Investments" or selling beanie babies, travel vouchers and lubes and pills on ebay.

HA! Not so much today

How many of them are ever going to be able to ask for unemployment benefits? About Zero!

We are toast.

Mon, 11/02/2009 - 23:44 | 117952 JackTheTrader
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It's all fuzzy math manufactured to support the wasteful spending of tax dollars.  At some point this ponzi scheme will end and the market will collapse taking the average American down with it. 

Tue, 11/03/2009 - 05:12 | 118110 Hephasteus
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What do you know about this "math"? You're supposed to just buy a calculator and do all your math on computer programs. Stop doing this math or there will be "trouble" Mister Jack.

Mon, 11/02/2009 - 22:05 | 117865 Anonymous
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anyone who thought that the kenyan born indonesian citizen serving as faux president would tell the truth about the economy and lardonomics programs is a dumb bunny at best and a fucktard at worst....

and of course he had help telling lies....the question i have is did these organizations lie of their own accords or with help from rahm "fuck you" emmanuel.....

Mon, 11/02/2009 - 21:55 | 117853 Anonymous
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So many broken windows, so little productive capacity

Tue, 11/03/2009 - 01:43 | 118046 Econophile
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I like this!

Mon, 11/02/2009 - 21:39 | 117831 Anonymous
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The numbers for Wisconsin came out last week.

WI reported 8,000+ jobs "saved/created"--then admitted that 6,000 of those jobs were governmental--State, local, education.

Mon, 11/02/2009 - 21:33 | 117826 trillionaire
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money spent / jobs created = cost per job
$787,000,000,000 / 640000 = $1,229,687.50


Mon, 11/02/2009 - 20:08 | 117736 Anonymous
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Ya gotta love it we're losing 2000000 jobs a month and they expect us to believe they've created 650000. Lets see at least -2M/mo x 9mo = -18000000. Who believes this garbadge?

Mon, 11/02/2009 - 19:55 | 117722 digalert
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This "saved or created" crap is about as worn as "saved from the brink" mantra, one day, maybe, they'll realize how stupid that sounds.

Mon, 11/02/2009 - 20:48 | 117770 DaveyJones
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"saved or created" It all depends on your definiton of created. I think they mean out of thin air

Mon, 11/02/2009 - 20:40 | 117761 Hephasteus
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No that doesn't sound stupid. I mean they moved the debt from the banks to the massively powerful, fit, responsible, manufacturing and productivity super hero's of the entire universe. The american people. YES WE CAN!!! We just gotta stop by duncan donuts on the way to work before we bust out 20 million cars and  100,000 million computer monitors and grow billions of chickens and cows from eggs or calves to full grown fatted up bristling with strungth steroid supositoried food.

Mon, 11/02/2009 - 19:41 | 117710 Anonymous
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One thing I notice about the administration spokespeople out promoting these programs on the MSM outlets is that they are all totally cocksure of the correctness of the plans and the results. Only a liar is that cocksure of themself.

Mon, 11/02/2009 - 19:39 | 117709 Hephasteus
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So they have a bad job creation yeild rate and half to throw the jobs in the trash can because they didn't work?

Mon, 11/02/2009 - 19:36 | 117706 Anonymous
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Damn Obama--

Voted for you, believed in your promises of transparency and holding the crooks accountable, and all I see is obfuscation and LIES day in, day out!!

It is getting to the point where no one believes ANY report or statistic the government trots out, because you have continually shown the public it is more important for you to save your banking buddies and pad the pockets of Washington than it is to simply TELL THE TRUTH.

Yeah, we know the truth is, our financial system is the biggest ponzi scheme in the history of the world, but we would rather see you really solve the problems, than continue to allow these banks to engage in accounting fraud on a grand scale.

Show the people that you have some nutz buddy, stop the looting and start the prosecuting!!

Tue, 11/03/2009 - 00:06 | 117977 Anonymous
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Fat Chance of that ...

Change you can believe !

Lawyers, Politicians, Liars and Thieves ... they are all one and the same...

Mon, 11/02/2009 - 20:28 | 117752 Daedal
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"Voted for you, believed in your promises of transparency and holding the crooks accountable, and all I see is obfuscation and LIES day in, day out!!"

 The only thing that has remained the same is the belief that this time is different. Voters have a short memory. In 3 years you'll be listening to another chump promising you change. Vote for someone who understand what they're talking about (like Ron Paul), instead of someone who spews nice-sounding, but ultimately meaningless, blanket statements (like Obama/McCain).

My Ultimate favorite blanket statement: 'We Must Do The Right Thing!'

Mon, 11/02/2009 - 21:52 | 117848 Anonymous
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I personally favor, "Let it not be said that we did nothing"

Mon, 11/02/2009 - 19:31 | 117693 Chignos
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Fed at 0% interest rate tells you everything you need to know.  If common sense were out there in the media, we'd have trouble reconciling "saving" thousands of jobs while the unemployment rate is rising continuously.  Obama gets some sort of credit for this?   Why?  Because things aren't a whole lot worse?  Oh, ok, I I feel a lot better.

Mon, 11/02/2009 - 21:49 | 117846 Anonymous
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Stop being so glass half empty, I think the correct term is "Better than expected."

Tue, 11/03/2009 - 01:13 | 118028 Anonymous
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Even if you believe the lies, if you divide the stimulus dollars by the number of jobs, the performance of this program is abysmal.

Mon, 11/02/2009 - 19:15 | 117674 chunkylover42
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The two-faced nature of the government explaining simultaneously that "the recession is over" and "we need more government spending because the economy is still weak" is really astounding.  Just once I'd like to see somebody call them on it.  Fat chance.

Mon, 11/02/2009 - 19:14 | 117673 pooplagrande
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Sadly, I lose more and more confidence in the US Government on a daily basis. Why don't they just get honest (with everything) and get some respect.

Transparency?!? Really Obama? You're full of s*#$! Guess you are 'protecting' us?

Uh oh...will I be flagged now?!? They're after me man! ;)


Mon, 11/02/2009 - 21:46 | 117843 Anonymous
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I feel sorry for the Free WiFi coffee shop you typed this from.

Oh you typed that at home? Good luck to you

Mon, 11/02/2009 - 21:05 | 117799 Mad Max
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That sound you don't hear isn't black helicopters, don't worry.  It's probably a Predator getting a Hellfire locked onto you.

The "transparency" of this administration makes the previous nightmare of W. Bush look like it was run by the ACLU in comparison.

Mon, 11/02/2009 - 19:04 | 117665 JohnKing
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The AP is reporting truth? That's the real news.

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