Now they tell us

The White House has issued something of a "clarification" about that "Summer of Recovery" tour and initiative that they were pushing the last few months.

Apparently, they didn't mean "jobs." Silly us - they meant "construction projects:"

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."

The declaration by the Obama administration in June that 2010 would mark the "summer of recovery" has drawn ridicule from Republicans as the election nears with unemployment hovering well above 9 percent for 16 consecutive months.

These guys just don't know when to quit.



The White House has issued something of a "clarification" about that "Summer of Recovery" tour and initiative that they were pushing the last few months.

Apparently, they didn't mean "jobs." Silly us - they meant "construction projects:"

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."

The declaration by the Obama administration in June that 2010 would mark the "summer of recovery" has drawn ridicule from Republicans as the election nears with unemployment hovering well above 9 percent for 16 consecutive months.

These guys just don't know when to quit.



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