Thursday, December 04, 2008

Obama to Create or Save Jobs...Which Is It?

Again, the Times reports, "Mr. Obama has said that his goal is to create or save 2.5 million jobs in the next two years."

But which is it, create....or save? There's a big difference. Save implies no growth. Create implies growth.

But from what I've read, what Obama actually said was, "create and save" [emphasis mine].

Create AND save seems to imply doing both: saving jobs that are going away AND creating new ones.

But the way the reporters phrase it, however, it's like Obama has the choice: he could decide to create some jobs. Or he could decide to just save them, and keep things from getting worse.

But those aren't the same thing. And it's not what Obama said.

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