The Post-Gazette reported on the White House's contention that the stimulus "saved or created more than 1 million jobs" ("White House: Stimulus Saved Jobs," Oct. 31). While job creation is a customary government statistic, I don't recall prior administrations citing "jobs saved."
I certainly hope the stimulus allowed some to retain their jobs -- it was nearly $800 billion. But how does the president know how many jobs were saved? What's the basis for the claim?
Instead of reading about the effect of the stimulus, in the future I'd prefer to read an article in which the White House was forced to defend its dubious claims regarding "jobs saved."