President Barack Obama’s fabricated and oft-repeated concept of a “saved or created” job was thrown out the window yesterday by none other than Christina Romer, Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisors.
During an interview Monday on CNBC, Romer was challenged by host Maria Bartiromo on Obama’s “saved or created” jobs claim:
MARIA BARTIROMO: “When the stimulus was first announced, the President said that he expected in the coming years, the Administration, based on the policies on economic revival could ‘save or create three and a half million jobs.’ At this point, does the Administration know how many jobs have been created or saved?”
CHRISTINA ROMER: “It’s very hard to say exactly because you don’t know what the baseline is, right, because you don’t know what the economy would have done without it.”
“Christina Romer should be promoted to in-house fact checker,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “The claim of ‘saving or creating’ jobs was a lie from the beginning, and now they’ve admitted as much.”
Back on Feb. 9, Obama said “I think my initial measure of success is creating or saving 4 million jobs.” However, in the four full months since Obama signed the “stimulus” bill into law, Bureau of Labor Statistics data show that over two million jobs were lost.
“When you’re losing a game of tennis, you might suggest to your opponent that you no longer keep score,” said Norquist.