"You're the only person that decides how far you'll go and what you're capable of." - Ben Saunders (Explorer and Endurance Athlete)
"I do not underestimate the ability of fanatical groups of terrorists to kill and destroy, but they do not threaten the life of the nation. Whether we would survive Hitler hung in the balance, but there is no doubt that we shall survive al-Qa'ida." -- Lord Hoffmann
2.5 million new jobs in November 2008.
As of February 2009, job losses were at 3.6 million. While the hemorrhaging has slowed, we're still not creating jobs... we're simply losing less...
As has been identified in other threads - the actual unemployment number is closer to 17%-18%. Don't think a little positive growth due to artificial stimulation with federal money paying for the temporary jobs will do much long term. Our job losses will get meaningful recovery once housing, once economic stability by banks, and lending occurs as well as when people can get out from under their mortgages, foreclosures, etc.
Graph: Unemployment rate (seasonally adjusted)
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.