I don't know if you readers are paying attention but the marketing of President Obama's stimulus plan is disgusting. At first I thought that the "saved" job metric was going to be a sideshow or a distraction, but President Obama and VP Biden (still hard to type VP Biden) are really pushing this made up, fictional number. There is NO WAY you can accurately measure a saved job.
The administration always says creating or saved, hoping you will not be paying attention. They then put it under transparency and you are supposed to feel good. They show videos and find a few people who did indeed have their job saved, but totaling up 100Ks of jobs is impossible. However, the stimulus plan is NOT creating jobs. The unemployment rate has climb to 9.4% and they refuse to tell you that because it doesn't meet with their creative marketing briefs. Here's a link where they talk about how good they are doing saving jobs; yes they do mention the actual job loss last month, but they market it without saying the unemployment rate is climbing. It is shameful and disgusting.
The stimulus plan is taking way too long to get pushed out. All Americans are accustomed to seeing unemployment rates, so in order to sell the stimulus plan and that the administration is performing well, they need to market a fictitious number because the real numbers still stink. Very sad.