You can't argue with the facts (although, if you are a Democratic president with a subserviant media, you can lie about them):
Number of people collecting unemployment benefits the week the stimulus was signed into law: 5.11 million.
Number of people collecting unemployment benefits as of May 2: 6.35 million.
CNN spins it thusly:
Unemployment claims at 3-month low
When the truth is:
The number of people filing initial claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, to their lowest level in more than 3 months...
Big but here:
But the number of people filing claims on an ongoing basis rose to a record high for the 14th straight week as employers remain reluctant to hire in the weak economy.
So - since the stimulus bill passed, 1.24 million more Americans are now unemployed. And while fewer are filing for the first time, unemployed Americans continue to file claims as they cannot find work in an economy where the private sector is being strangled to death.
Whatcha got next for us, Baracky? Improving our national security by subcontracting it to the Iranians?