A projection from top advisers
"The president promised that if he spent money on a stimulus program that unemployment would go to 5.7 percent or 6 percent. Those were his words."
— New Jersey
An uncertain projection, not a promise
"(President Barack Obama) said unemployment was never gonna go over 8 percent if we passed the stimulus plan."
Ever heard of the stimulus?
Says Barack Obama had "huge majorities" in Congress during his first two years in office and "did nothing with them to create jobs in America."
A popular talking point doesn't add up
National Republican Congressional Committee
Says a new report proves the stimulus supported by N.J. Democrats cost $278,000 per job.
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