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Old 09-13-2011, 10:41 PM
Namazu Namazu is offline
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Default Re: Starting a Panic (David Corn & James Pinkerton)

Originally Posted by eric View Post
David got very excited about a rather innocuous phrasing: jobs vs. 'net' jobs. It's not a profound 'gotcha.' I really doubt thoughtful people don't know the difference, even though David himself says he doesn't even know what 'net jobs' means, highlighting the concern of Republicans, who think it's a significant distinction.
If David is unwilling to distinguish between lies and ordinary political bullshit, what about Obama's claim that green tech will create "countless jobs" (as if that were desirable), to take but one example? The overwhelming majority of government estimates of cost, revenue, job creation, or any other "measurable" quantity are either bullshit in and of themselves, or used as a pretext for bullshit by one side or another or both. David's been around Washington a while: is he bullshitting us?
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