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January 10, 2009

Miracle worker: how Obama created 6 million future jobs over the course of an afternoon

Posted by Jon Sanders at 8:51 PM

The Associated Press has documented how, just in the course of a few hours, Barack Obama from the magical Office of the Keynesian Elect has created 6 million new statistical jobs. A miracle!

Earlier this afternoon, the AP reported that Obama: Stimulus will create 3.5 million jobs:

updated 12:41 p.m. ET, Sat., Jan. 10, 2009
WASHINGTON - Facing growing criticism of his economic recovery plan, President-elect Barack Obama made public Saturday a detailed analysis by his economic advisers that estimates the $775 billion plan of tax cuts and new spending would create 3.5 million jobs over the next two years.

But just about 30 minutes ago, the AP reported that Obama advisers: Plan would create up to 4.1M jobs:

31 mins ago
WASHINGTON President-elect Barack Obama countered critics with an analysis Saturday by his economic team showing that a program of tax cuts and spending like he's proposed would create up to 4.1 million jobs, far more than the 3 million he has insisted are needed to lift the country from recession.

I have no idea what figure will be reflected in the latter link; that's the one that keeps changing. If you're clicking it an hour or so after I've posted it, a figure greater than 4.1 million may be reflected.

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