January 27th, 2010
11:17 PM ET
13 years ago

PolitiFact: Obama exaggerates jobs saved

(PolitiFact) - Obama claims 2 million more Americans would be unemployed without stimulus

Verdict: Half True

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  1. Preston kk

    Pkm obama cares the gop does care unless your rich

    January 28, 2010 01:24 am at 1:24 am |
  2. Preston kk

    Pkm at least obama is tryimg to clean bushes mess

    January 28, 2010 01:26 am at 1:26 am |
  3. David from Wisconsin

    Thank you for that fact check.

    Let's also remember that a year ago, the country was headed off the cliff. Whatever the details of who did what and what good it did, the main fact is that the country did not go off the cliff. We're still there near the edge and teetering, but one might ask why didn't we go topple off? If what Obama did was so horrible, shouldn't we have met with catastrophe by now?

    I credit Obama with a save. I want the Republicans to work with him.

    January 28, 2010 01:31 am at 1:31 am |
  4. evon jordan

    What is half true about the above? millions of jobs were saved due to the stimulus act. I know the the county in which I worked did not terminate any one. We received a cut in pay, but it was given back due to the stimulus, many teachers, police officers, and school buildings remained opened due to the stimulus package. If we stop buying cheap items from walmart (which most or imported) maybe there would be a clientele in your area for small business to be successful. We as a people should look in the mirror and correct what we are doing. Then you will see a change.

    January 28, 2010 01:38 am at 1:38 am |
  5. Anthony Dean

    And where is the evidence of the half truth?

    January 28, 2010 01:50 am at 1:50 am |
  6. Dodd Democrat...

    The President needs to stop exaggerating before people start thinking of him as a liar.

    Just tell us the truth.....we can handle it.

    January 28, 2010 01:53 am at 1:53 am |
  7. Sam Ryan

    That is probaly a low number. Every construction site you drive by is an example of jobs saved. From the contractor, to the workers, to the suppliers, to the local small businesses. Also take into accout the equipment that is being used and wearing out and will need to be replaced and the goods and services that all of these people are using because they have a paycheck. The government is recieving a portion of thier money back in the taxes payed on all this. If you are after facts look for them. If you just want to hammer Obama use politico.

    January 28, 2010 02:03 am at 2:03 am |
  8. julie

    There is no way to add all of them up and have it correct on all news etc... everyone could get a different answer from where they are, whats important is having a job , Period too many opinions not many results , you want results you have to do something. it don't come from thin air and land in your lap.

    January 28, 2010 02:09 am at 2:09 am |
  9. Ruth

    Job loses didn't start a years ago. It all started when George Bush was in office. My son has been out of work for two and a half years. I don't think I can blame Obama for that. Where do you get the notion that all this unemployment happened in the last year? How soon we forget who was president when all this started .

    January 28, 2010 02:39 am at 2:39 am |
  10. A Nair

    you say your even and fair, but the article you cite has lies and fabrications (heres one)

    ""There is absolutely no evidence whatsoever that the stimulus has saved or created any jobs, let alone 2 million," said Brian Riedl, lead budget analyst for the conservative Heritage Foundation."

    your own reporting says it save at least 6 jobs.

    January 28, 2010 02:51 am at 2:51 am |
  11. David

    How does CNN know how many jobs would have been saved? That seams like an intangible number to me, not something you can put a figure on. Consider how many jobs where saved by people who had there jobs saved and so on.

    January 28, 2010 03:09 am at 3:09 am |
  12. JP

    Odumbo is in love with his own voice. He could be reciting a recipe card for beef stew and still think he is seducing the public with his overblown ego and charm. Odumbo is an arrogant gasbag, a typical Chicago politician, and a thankfully a one-term president!

    January 28, 2010 04:14 am at 4:14 am |
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