Next time your boss gives you a raise, send President Obama a thank you note

by editor on November 17, 2009

Save a job. Give someone a raise.

Save a job. Give someone a raise.

Thanks to a unique, new economic theory promulgated by the Obama administration, salary increases count as some of those “jobs saved” for which President Obama so proudly pats himself on the back.

The Associated Press explains President Obama’s unique economic theory as best it can:

President Barack Obama’s economic recovery program saved 935 jobs at the Southwest Georgia Community Action Council, an impressive success story for the stimulus plan. Trouble is, only 508 people work there.

The Georgia nonprofit’s inflated job count is among persisting errors in the government’s latest effort to measure the effect of the $787 billion stimulus plan despite White House promises last week that the new data would undergo an “extensive review” to root out errors discovered in an earlier report.

About two-thirds of the 14,506 jobs claimed to be saved under one federal office, the Administration for Children and Families at Health and Human Services, actually weren’t saved at all, according to a review of the latest data by The Associated Press. Instead, that figure includes more than 9,300 existing employees in hundreds of local agencies who received pay raises and benefits and whose jobs weren’t saved.

The story continues:

But officials defended the practice of counting raises as saved jobs.

“If I give you a raise, it is going to save a portion of your job,” HHS spokesman Luis Rosero said.

And if Rosero parrots this crap convincingly enough, it could save his job.

Source: Associated Press

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That does it. I’m asking my boss for a raise on Friday. Thataway, he can claim that he saved my job and we can get a nice, big, juicy bailout package.


Does this mean that employees that did not get a raise were fired? According to The One’s new economic theory, it sounds logical to me. Obama’s going to need to redo the math. But we know that’s not going to happen.


If they’re saving so many jobs, how come the unemployment figure keeps rising? I guess they consider a job “saved” as anyone who still has one.