I'm hearing it again as I watch one of his acolytes on "Meet The Press" and so I'll ask you...
how does one accurately measure a job saved? How can one record a job loss that didn't occur, but might have occurred under different circumstances?
Data on new jobs are obviously available and broadly watched -- but jobs saved? It seems like a clever mechanism to avoid any rigorous assessment of the relative success or failure of the stimulus plan.
What's actually been created, is a new rhetorical device called "jobs saved" that is designed to portray an anemic employment picture as something more robust.