When you hear some politician stand up and say that the $787 billion stimulus bill will "create or save 75,000 jobs in Indiana," are you at least a little bit skeptical? You should be. My ex-editorial page colleague Bob Caylor did a little math and came up with something very curious about estimates of the bill's effects:
The estimates show a curious uniformity, given the widely varying unemployment rates and economic conditions among states and regions within states.
The White House says the bill will save or create 3.5 million jobs