Now: "We know that it could add as many as1.9 million jobs. We can put teachers back in the classroom. We can put construction workers back on the job rebuilding our roads, bridges and schools. We know that would work."
President Obama in ABC Interview describing his 2011 "Jobs Plan," October 18, 2011
Then: "Over the next two years, this plan will save or create 3.5 million jobs. More than 90% of these jobs will be in the private sector -- jobs rebuilding our roads and bridges; constructing wind turbines and solar panels; laying broadband and expanding mass transit."
Remarks of President Barack Obama in his address to Joint Session of Congress, describing his 2009 Stimulus Plan, February 24, 2009