Speaking of creating jobs

From the WSJ:

President Barack Obama had promised that the stimulus plan would save or create 3.5 million jobs. Republicans have criticized the plan and the reliability of the administration's numbers.

The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC poll suggests growing public doubts, with 39% of those surveyed saying the stimulus is a "bad idea," up from 27% in January.

Meanwhile, some state officials worried about how they were supposed to count jobs credited to the stimulus. Now, the White House Office of Management and Budget has given states guidance calming these concerns.

"All we're asking them to do is a simple headcount; tell us how many people you hired," said Rob Nabors, the deputy director of the office, in an interview.

Recipients won't be asked to grapple with complicated estimates, he added. Instead, they may use their best guess whether a job would have been created or saved in the absence of a recovery plan, and to not count it if they are uncertain.

I'm left speechless, so I won't comment further.

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This is post modern scholarship, this is the future ...

Math is simply too difficult for the modern government worker. Give it your best guess, and we won't press you too hard. As long as you try, and it sounds good.

Governments are hiring from Women's Studies, Ethnic Studies, Queer Studies, Philosophy, and other advanced university departments -- to get the very finest workers available for the money.

Speechless . . .

Sometimes, well a lot lately, all I can muster is is an O. . .M. . .G.

Re: This is post modern scholarship, this is the future ...

Alice: It's good to hear that my disdain for women's studies is shared by a woman.