Prez-Elect Makes New Pitch, Promises on Job Creation — Including 600,000 New Government Employees

By Dotcomabc

Jan 3, 2009 9:52am

In his radio address today, President-elect Obama uses some new language when discussing what he wants the stimulus package to achieve in terms of jobs. First off, he has a name for the package — the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan."

The president-elect says he wants to "create three million new jobs" — this is a change from a few weeks ago, when he said he wanted the plan to create OR SAVE two million jobs.

He says the "No. 1 goal of my plan … is to create three million new jobs, more than 80 percent of them in the private sector.”

If you do the math: 20 percent of three million means 600,000 new government employees.

Watch the address above or read the text HERE.

- jpt

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