Friday, February 20, 2009

Ask Not How Many Jobs He Saved - Ask How Many Jobs He Lost

Instapundit notes Greg Mankiw's take on the Obama economic teams recent use of language:

The expression "create or save," which has been used regularly by the President and his economic team, is an act of political genius. You can measure how many jobs are created between two points in time. But there is no way to measure how many jobs are saved. Even if things get much, much worse, the President can say that there would have been 4 million fewer jobs without the stimulus.

The post title is a Flying Debris take on the future rhetoric.

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