Open thread September 6, 2012 Dan Crawford | September 6, 2012 10:23 am Tags: open thread Comments (6) | Digg Facebook Twitter |
Fact checkers are going nuts with the Clinton speech. They are useful, but often wrong. In the Washington Post, regarding the American Jobs Act . . .
Glenn Kessler, the fact checker, says: As for whether 1 million jobs would be created through Obama’s jobs plan, that is merely a fuzzy and optimistic projection. Bloomberg News surveyed 34 economists and found that the median estimate was that the plan would add or keep 275,000 workers on payrolls.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/fact-checking-bill-clintons-speech-and-other-democrats-at-the-convention-in-charlotte/2012/09/06/55b9df68-f7e1-11e1-8b93-c4f4ab1c8d13_blog.html?hpid=z2
Ezra Klein disagrees: “The American Jobs Act was very much a real plan. It’s extremely detailed, the proposals make good sense, and independent analysts were quite impressed by it. Moody’s Analytics called it “a laudable effort” that would add 1.9 million jobs, and Macroeconomic Advisers estimated it would add 2.1 million jobs.”
FactCheck.org cites the same sources as Ezra, and mentions that they got their information from Bloomberg News–Kessler’s source! http://factcheck.org/2012/09/our-clinton-nightmare/
I guess many surveyed economists think most of the money would be totally wasted. And I guess Kessler agrees that this is a FACT. I wonder why Kessler didn’t cite Factcheck.org and concluded that Clinton lied by understating the number.
Chuckle, just chuckle.
It’s just arithmetic.
one thing that was better about JS-Kit than blogger is that i could just paste a heavily linked piece in here without extra effort…however, the paragraphs i wrote about the retreating ice records contain over a dozen links, & i’ll be damned if i’ll code them all in html just to post them here…
so if anyone wants to read my summary of all the ice melt records that have been broken in the past few weeks, you’ll just have to go here to do it…
(the rest of it is my regular weekly drivel)
see if dan can run a post by you that includes the links.
thanx, coberly, ill forward the thought to dan…
he gets my sunday emailed commentary, & ive told him he can use (or re-write) anything i write, but in the past he has had a problem with my long run-on compound sentences & lack of capitalization & punctuation..
i have the same grammatical handicap. it’s worth the effort to clean it up to get it published.