A CBS News/New York Times poll released a few days ago, before the one-year anniversary of the passage of the so-called “stimulus” bill, shows that only 6 percent of repondents believe Keynesian-style spending has “created” jobs.
The public should be skeptical. Despite the Obama Administration’s claims that a drepression was averted, a ridiculous assertion, we were told that unemployment would remain around 8 percent. We were told that without this deficit spending, which has had no measurable impact on the economy, unemployment would surpass 9 percent. Unemployment surpassed 10 percent with stimulus spending.
Comparing this to some other polls, Rob at Say Anything points out that back in 2006 a third of respondents to a Scripps Howard believed that 9/11 was an inside job. On the 25th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, 7 percent of respondents to a CBS News poll believed he was still living.
Taxpayers aren’t buying it.