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Save or Create


Again and again tonight, and over the past few weeks, the president said the stimulus bill “will save or create up to 4 million jobs.” How exactly do we measure jobs that are “saved”—i.e., that would have been lost but weren’t? Will every American who hasn’t lost his job a year from now be indebted to the stimulus plan for saving it? Is this just a way to make sure he meets his goal regardless of what actually happens?


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