White House Boasts Jobs Report Means Stimulus Worked, Never Mind All The Part Time Jobs


The White House boasted today that this morning’s jobs report means that the stimulus worked.

As President Obama played golf Friday and headed for a long weekend at Camp David, the White House said the government’s new jobs report proves that the 2009 stimulus program is still helping the economy.

Alan Krueger, chairman of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers, said the addition of 195,000 non-farm jobs in June is “further confirmation that the U.S. economy is continuing to recover from the worst downturn since the Great Depression.”

“In the four years since the recession ended in June 2009, the economy has added 5.3 million jobs, thanks to the resilience of the American people and policies like the Recovery Act, which helped bring the recession to an end and put us on the path to recovery,” Mr. Krueger said. (Read More)

Never mind that almost all of the jobs created have been part time jobs.