This is just a great piece of video. This Week’s round table discussing the lack of job creation despite the “stimulus”, something that even Ariana Huffington gets. But former “Clintonista” and big time lefty John Podesta clings desperately to the “It’s Bush’s fault” excuse.
It starts with Podesta and ends with George Will, who quickly and succinctly, puts Podesta and the “Obama stimulus” in it’s proper place.
Actually the line I like the most (or is it least) is Podesta’s the stimulus has saved one million jobs. Let’s set aside the fact that there is no way to quantify “jobs saved”. Even the CBO has recognized that. And given the waste and fraud that has occurred with the stimulus bill (money going for government raises, jobs that don’t exist, in Congressional districts that don’t exist), any numbers that might attempt to quantify “jobs saved” would be suspect at best.
Here’s the bottom line John, unemployment is at its highest level in 25 years and the worst job creation track record since … well FDR. That’s the bottom line. Not George Bush, not state and federal jobs saved, not progress measured by the number of jobs lost declining. It’s jobs … period.