Too few have looked critically at the 640,329 jobs the Obama White House reported as “saved or created” by the Stimulus. Those who looked have been left incredulous by the many examples of world-class exaggeration, distortion, and bureaucratic bungling — just in time for the unemployment rate to soar to 10.2%.
Thank God Obama “Saved” Jobs
By Asher Embry
Barack and Joe on Friday raved
About the million jobs they “saved.”
A closer look and you will see
What Webster’s calls: hyperbole.
Wanna see a good example?
Evidence is clear and ample.
$1000 bucks to cut the lawn
“Saves” 50 jobs? That’s quite a con!
And how could $15,000 grease
The way to “save” 5-score police?
$900 draws the biggest hoots:
Nine jobs “created” making boots.
Don’t trust this count from Joe the Vice,
We know some jobs were counted twice.
And many “saved” jobs, people say,
Were really just a raise in pay.
Some jobs they “saved” were threatened but
They’d never really have been cut.
Still others “saved” more jobs by far
Than they admit there even are.
And typos caused the count to grow
By thousands more, as now we know.
So, all in all, what we can state:
This White House sure can obfuscate.
Who’d ever think they’d get away
With counting “saved” jobs anyway?
The ruse could only work this well
With Press still deep in ‘Bama’s spell.
Perhaps that spell is broken when
Our unemployment’s over 10.
(You can read more of Asher Embry’s Political Verse at www.politicalverse.com.)
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H/T to National Review Online