Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orzag has decided to change the way the Obama administration counts the number of jobs saved or created under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, otherwise known as the economic stimulus package. Instead of determining whether jobs are saved or created, the Obama administration will count “jobs funded.” Apparently, determining whether or not the government spending boondoggle is stimulating job creation is too much of a hassle.
Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, states it best:
"The Administration appears to be revising its criteria to embrace and tout claims about jobs it knows it didn't create or save," he said in a statement. "Their new definition is, 'if we spend taxpayer money, we're successful.'"