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From the Wall Street Journal: “White House Tiptoes Around Specific Jobs Number.”
President Barack Obama has had a lot to say in recent days about his new jobs package, though he’s tough to pin down on one important fact: the number of jobs it will create.
Private economists have offered a wide range of estimates, with some saying the plan would have little impact and with others saying it could create between 1.3 million and 1.9 million jobs next year. The White House has avoided offering a public forecast. An earlier prediction that the 2009 stimulus package would hold the unemployment rate below 8% still haunts the administration. The unemployment rate is now 9.1%.
“We just don’t do official job estimates,” Jack Lew, Mr. Obama’s budget director, said this week. Mr. Obama’s jobs plan, he emphasized, will have a positive impact on GDP and job growth.
Can’t blame them. Wouldn’t want a repeat of this:
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?