Adjusting to Failure

On the recession and soaring jobless numbers, the administration is in defensive-mode, trying to “adjust expectations” on the stimulus. The White House felt obliged to put out a Washington Post op-ed under the president’s name, which left out any mention of those 3.5-4 million “saved or created” jobs that we were promised. As The Hill reports: “The [president’s Washington Post] op-ed underscores the importance to the White House of not letting the stimulus be painted as a failure by Republicans, who have hammered away at the package as a failure.”

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Adjusting to Failure

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