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Friday, June 26, 2009

"Tossing Money"

A new STEWARD radio spot, Tossing Money, began airing across the New Hampshire today:

Here is the Union Leader editorial Fred references in the spot:
President Obama said last Monday that his stimulus package has already created or saved 150,000 jobs. He lied.

We can say that with confidence because there is no possible way the President can verify that figure. Reporters have requested proof from the administration for a week and have received none. The figure is an estimate based on an economic model. It is not a fact; it is a theory. But the President presented it as fact, meaning that he lied.

CBS News reporter Wyatt Andrews noted last week, "The President's top economic adviser readily agrees those 150,000 jobs come from an estimate. So why does the President present the figures as fact?"

San Francisco Chronicle finance columnist Kathleen Pender had a column last week headlined, "Jobs from the stimulus hard to find." She wrote that the federal Web site listing stimulus-related job openings had listed only 84. None was in California, the most populous state.

Pender asked Christina Romer, chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, how unemployed Americans could find stimulus jobs. Romer replied, "This is designed to heal the whole economy. They can obviously try, if they are construction workers, to look for jobs."

The stimulus is a joke. We are tossing our money into a giant pit. Actually, we are paying a handful of people to toss our money into a giant pit.

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