Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Oh, THAT Recovery

White House Biden's Summer of Recovery Meant Construction, Not Jobs:

Vice President Biden wasn't talking about jobs when called this the "summer of recovery." He was talking about construction projects.

That's the explanation top White House economic adviser Austan Goolsbee gave when asked about the more than 280,000 jobs lost over the past three months.

"The vice president was talking about the summer of recovery in reference to the Recovery Act, that you would see the creation of a series of infrastructure and other projects ramping up over the summer," Goolsbee said on "Fox News Sunday." "And you did see that."

What, you people actually thought that economic recovery would mean jobs for YOU? No, no, no. Simple peasants. You were supposed to live (or in this case) work vicariously by watching others rebuild bridges and lay down new roads. That's what we meant by recovery.