Perino: The Stimulus Didn't Work Because People Don't Think It Worked

You have to give this twit credit. She is consistent in her idiocy:

Former Bush Press Secretary Dana Perino appeared on Fox News earlier today, unequivocally concluding that the Obama Administration is wrong to say the stimulus worked because "I just look at all the polling data and no one believes it."

Perino responded to a question about when the current economy becomes "Obama's economy," saying that "it is now. And they can try to blame it on the president as much as they want, but their numbers reflect that everybody gets it."

Um, No Dana. Not "everybody gets it." In fact, most of the public ares still quite clear on who's economy this really is (according to a FOX "NEWS" POLL)!!

Here’s a somewhat surprising result from the new Fox News poll. Asked which president is “more responsible for the current state of the economy,” only 18 percent say President Obama. Fifty-eight percent say former President George W. Bush. Nine percent blame both of them. Republicans are the only subgroup of voters who blame Obama, and only by a six-point margin of 35 percent to 29 percent.

What’s striking about this is that the numbers have only marginally gotten worse for President Obama in the three months since Fox News last asked this question. In July, it was 16 percent who blamed Obama and 61 percent who blamed Bush. That is, needless to say, not what Fox News viewers hear when they tune into the network. But it’s essential to understanding why the president remains popular and why Republicans are failing to really capitalize on economic gloom.

And, as for the Stimulus "not working.' I guess if you & Karl keep saying it over & over again, you'll convince yourselves, but you ain't going to convince anyone looking at this facts honestly. Accoding to the latesst CBO report, the Stimulus package saved or created as many as 1.6 million jobs:

The stimulus bill enacted this year has resulted in as many as 1.6 million jobs saved or created this fall, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said Monday evening.

The nonpartisan CBO said in a legally mandated report that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) had resulted in between 600,000 and 1.6 million jobs for the U.S. economy that wouldn't have existed in the absence of the stimulus.

Additionally, the CBO said, gross domestic product (GDP) was as much as 3.2 percent higher than it would have been in the absence of the stimulus.

CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf wrote on his official blog:

Looking at the actual amounts spent so far (where identifiable) and estimates of the other effects of ARRA on spending and revenues, CBO has estimated the law’s impact on employment and economic output using evidence about how previous similar policies have affected the economy and various mathematical models that represent the workings of the economy. On that basis, CBO estimates that in the third quarter of calendar year 2009, an additional 600,000 to 1.6 million people were employed in the United States, and real (inflation-adjusted) gross domestic product (GDP) was 1.2 percent to 3.2 percent higher, than would have been the case in the absence of ARRA.
The White House had claimed in its own estimate of the Recovery Act's impact that the stimulus bill had saved or created roughly 640,000 jobs since going into effect earlier this year.
Choke on that dipshit.

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