How A Politician Does Math

For the mathematically inclined, here's the Obama administration's secret formula for determining whether the stimulus plan passed last night saves or creates 4,000,000 jobs.

T = total jobs at starting point (i.e. whatever starting point is 4,000,000 less than T+n)
n = whatever ending point is 4,000,000 more than: (T+n)-n
K= constant: 4,000,000

(T+n)-((T+n)-n)= K

Since no algebraic formula can be solved in which all variables are unknown, idiosyncratically adjust "T" and "n" as necessary to maintain constant "K" at 4,000,000.

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