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Obama On Track to Keep 1/6 of Manufacturing Jobs Promise September 6, 2013

Posted by geoff in News.

This is getting rote by now, and even the MSM is starting to pick up on it, but having come this far I just have to see it through. I speak, of course, of the President’s ongoing massive failure at producing the 1 million new manufacturing jobs he promised by September 2016.

This “new manufacturing jobs” business was kind of misnomer in the first place. After all, we lost 2.25 million manufacturing jobs in the recession: if the President did succeed in adding another million to the 500K we already recovered, we’d still be 750K jobs shy of full recovery. Once we get all 2.25 million jobs back, maybe we can start talking about “new jobs.”

Anyway, in the 11 months since he made the promise, we’ve seen a mere 38K jobs created. That’s about 3.5K/month. So, during the 48-month period he’s talking about, his current pace will produce 168K jobs.

I know the Prez isn’t all that fond of math, so I’ll spell it out: 168K jobs is about 1/6 of 1 million.

[I’m going to leave out the manufacturing jobs chart this month and bring it back next month for the 1-year anniversary of the President’s historic promise.]


1. Retired Geezer - September 8, 2013

So in Baseball, a Batting Average of .168 would suck?

Wait, this computer has Wiki:

For non-pitchers, a batting average below .230 is often considered poor, and one below .200 is completely unacceptable. This latter level is known as “The Mendoza Line”, named for Mario Mendoza, a stellar defensive shortstop who hit .215 during his Major League career. The league batting average in Major League Baseball for 2004 was just higher than .266, and the all-time league average is between .260 and .275.

I probably did that wrong.

2. geoff - September 8, 2013

If Obama made his 1 million manufacturing jobs a reality, he’d be batting 0.300. But at 1/6 that, he’s at 0.05.

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