Rather than dealing with the small portion which conforms to Mallard's pre-conceived ideology, let's look at what the article actually says:
The report, based on an analysis of federal jobs data, found that state and local governments steadily added jobs for eight months after the recession began in December 2007, with their employment peaking last August. State and local governments have since lost 55,000 jobs, but from the beginning of the recession through last month they gained a net of 110,000 jobs, the report found, in part because of the federal stimulus program.A few observations:
- 110,000 jobs in 19 months. Whoop-dee-freaking-doo.
- 110,000 people still have jobs. Why? "...in part because of the federal stimulus program."
- Mallard would be happier is 110,000 more people were out of work?