So the recession is now all Clinton’s fault. Does that mean that Clinton gets the credit if the economy hits the job growth numbers that the administration now claims were a “goal” rather than a “forecast”?(*)


(*) It was Table 3-1 in the Economic Report of the President (page 98) that started the whole controversy, eventually leading to a near-total admission that the administration made up the jobs numbers. Did Table 3-1 present goals or forecasts? The title of the table is “Administration Forecast.” You decide.