Monday, June 08, 2009

600,000 Jobs to be Saved or Created?

Obama is promising to speed up the wasting of our money to “save or create 600,000 jobs:

At today's Cabinet meeting, Obama and Vice President Biden will present a ‘Roadmap to Recovery,’ an outline for accelerating spending under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act approved in February.

It identifies 10 major projects targeted during the next three months. ‘As a result of this accelerated pace of activity, over 600,000 jobs are expected to be created or saved by the Recovery Act in the second 100 days -- four times the number created or saved in the first 100 days,’ the White House said in a statement released this morning.”

I wish that I could get by on these kinds of lax standards. After all, the plan can be rated a success if 600,000 Americans are still employed by the end of the summer.

Scene, Annual Performance Review:

Boss: Tell me about your accomplishments this year.

TBMD: I created or saved over $10,000,000 in sales!

Boss: But our business is down from $100,000,000 to only $10,000,000!! How can this possibly be?

TBMD: Well, we still have the $10,000,000, so it must have been my doing.

Boss: uhhh, o.k., what else did you do?

TBMD: I saved over $1,000,000,000 in copying expenses!!

Boss: But we only spent $15,000 on copying…

TBMD: There you have it. Do I get my raise now? I'm thinkin' 15% and the corner office.