The Campaign Spot

Pelosi: Health Care Creates Jobs Like the Stimulus Did, Only Better!

Two days ago, I wrote:

I suspect the decline in Obama’s approval rating in the past year — particularly on the economy — has come from Americans who took that leap of faith with the new president and felt like they endured a crash landing. They just don’t trust Obama’s pledges about the effects of legislation anymore, and that’s why no matter how grandiose and appealing the promises surrounding the health-care bill get, the numbers barely budge.

This morning, Nancy Pelosi pledged that passing the health-care bill would create 4 million new jobs, and 400,000 of those would be created almost immediately.

You know, if I was trying to pass a health-care bill, I would try to avoid repeating the exact same promises that were made about the stimulus that didn’t pan out.