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Fool Me Once: President’s Latest Jobs Promises Nearly Identical to What He Said in 2009

October 20, 2011

“We know that it could add as many as 1.9 million jobs. We can put teachers back in the classroom. We can put construction workers back on the job rebuilding our roads, bridges and schools. We know that would work.” President Obama in ABC News Interview, describing the President’s 2011 “Jobs Plan,” October 18, 2011 

“Over the next two years, this plan will save or create 3.5 million jobs. More than 90% of these jobs will be in the private sector – jobs rebuilding our roads and bridges; constructing wind turbines and solar panels; laying broadband and expanding mass transit. Because of this plan, there are teachers who can now keep their jobs and educate our kids.” Remarks of President Barack Obama, Address to Joint Session of Congress, describing the President’s 2009 Stimulus Plan, February 24, 2009


Source: Department of Labor unemployment rate data and Obama Administration projections.