Facts are why the public perception of the economy and the stimulus is where it now stands.
The AP took a peek at an enormous aspect of the stimulus yesterday. And this is what they found:
Not exactly the kind of headline the White House loves to see. And with every headline like this, the public perception of failure is further reinforced.
But that won't stop the Obama White House. After all, the easiest way to change data in your favor is to change how it's measured.
And that's just what the White House did:
ProPublica notes that in a little-noticed memo from the Office of Management and Budget, the Obama administration "will no longer keep a cumulative tally of jobs created and saved by the economic stimulus" funding.And to think, they'll get away with this.
Instead, "it will count any person who works on a project funded with stimulus money -- even if that person was never in danger of losing his or her job."
Hope and Change.