On "This Week" with George Stephanopolous, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) made a very carefully nuanced statement about the anticipated impact of the stimulus package on jobs. He said the bill will "create or maintain three to four million jobs."
And so the backtracking officially begins.
According to Schumer, the so called stimulus bill needn't now create any "new" jobs. All it now needs to do is keep three million jobs from being lost.
If you can't reach the goal line, shorten the field.