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4.5 Million Jobs? Not So Fast!

jnaguski Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 10:35 AM
even if they did create 4,500,000 jobs the cost of these jobs thru their stimulus was 191,555.00 per job not too successful.

Throughout last night speeches at the DNC, repeatedly we heard something approaching a ritual incantation: Obama has created 4.5 million new jobs.

Well, not so fast.  As a CNN fact check points out this morning, there are FEWER jobs in America than when Barack Obama took office in January 2009.  The 4.5 million number holds true only if you compare current employment levels to January 2010 -- the bottom of the employment market, when Obama had already been in office for a year.  Actually, there are only something like 300,000 more jobs now than in January of 2009 -- not even...