Evidence We Need to Increase Funding for Math in Our Schools

On January 10th, MSNBC ran a story on O’s $775 Billion stimulus package. The headline declared 4.1 million jobs would be saved.

Over the last several months, we’ve seen the number swell and then…OK, I can’t say it shrunk…but it didn’t swell as much.

But with a bill finally looking like it was to pass Congress, we began hearing the stimulus package would create only about half of original estimates…2.2 million according to Mark Zandi, an economist with the ear of the White House and congressional Democrats.

The reason?   According to the Washington Post:

…congressional negotiators have since trimmed billions of dollars from the package to satisfy Senate Republicans, diminishing its potential for job creation along with its overall cost.

Yes, if it wasn’t for those dang Republicans who chewed the bill down from $775 Billion to $787 Billion we would have another 1.9 million jobs.

Kinda makes you want to go back and work those math tables again, huh?