Ron Brownstein writes in the May 8th National Journal:
Republicans who say that President Obama’s stimulus plan hasn’t created any jobs must ignore not only the Congressional Budget Office (whose latest estimate put the total as high as 2.1 million) but also the more immediate examples of Marco Rubio and Pat Toomey.
The stimulus may very well end up helping Toomey and Rubio become Senators, but Brownstein fails to report just how easy the CBO’s stimulus job numbers are easy to ignore. As The Heritage Foundation’s Brian Riedl reported on March 26th:
CBO director Doug Elmendorf has finally conceded that they