Am I the only one who thinks that “Most Americans believe the stimulus has not created any jobs” is not an answer to “Has the stimulus created any new jobs?” To me, the question calls for a fact–yes, the stimulus has created at least x number of jobs or no, the stimulus has not created any new jobs. Yet when the question is asked by interviewers and pundits–often of each other–the response is nearly always to quote the results of a poll. Since when do we determine our facts by way of a poll?

Even more frustrating, that statement is almost never followed up by the facts–that the stimulus has created jobs, or that the economy is improving, or that the deficit is actually lower this year than last year.


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