According to a CBS poll, 56% think that the stimulus had no impact on the economy and 18% thinks it made it worse. So that’s 74% of Americans who think the nearly trillion dollars the Democrats spent either did nothing or made things worse. And if we were going to waste a trillion dollars on something that doesn’t work, couldn’t it have least been something cool like trying to build our own Death Star?
So anyway, bad news for Democrats as we near November that it looks like they totally wasted a trillion dollars, but Obama is of course going to argue that things would have been even worse if we hadn’t threw all that money down a hole. Of course, unemployment is now worse than his worse case estimates for what things would have been like without the stimulus, but he’s still saying it totally worked and we’d have like a million percent unemployment if it weren’t for him.
That makes me think of that one Simpsons episode where Lisa tries to explain specious reasoning to Homer by claiming a rock keeps away tigers. Except it’s even dumber in Obama’s case:
OBAMA: This rock keeps away tigers.
AMERICANS: Aieee! We just got attacked by tigers!
OBAMA: Well, think of how worse things would be without the rock! Anyway, that will be one trillion dollars for the rock.