Over the next 2 years, this plan will save or create 3.5 million jobs [bold added]. More than 90 percent of these jobs will be in the private sector: jobs rebuilding our roads and bridges, constructing wind turbines and solar panels, laying broadband and expanding mass transit.State of the Union, 1/24/12, the delivery of minus 1,000,000 jobs:
In the six months before I took office, we lost nearly 4 million jobs. And we lost another 4 million [bold added] before our policies were in full effect. Those are the facts. But so are these: In the last 22 months, businesses have created more than 3 million jobs[bold added].By the way, how did those solar panels work out?
[Update - 1/26/12: ABC News performs a fact-check of the President's State of the Union Address. (Some Republicans might say that is news in itself, but, as I tell the kids, you can't change the mistakes of the past, just try to do better in the future.) My interpretation of ABC's analysis: every jobs number was under- or over-stated to cast the President's policies in the best possible light.]