$160,000 Per Stimulus Job? White House Calls That 'Calculator Abuse'

These numbers are a bit sad.

So let’s see. Assuming their number is right — 160 billion divided
by 1 million. Does that mean the stimulus costs taxpayers $160,000 per

Jared Bernstein, chief economist and senior economic advisor to the vice president, called that “calculator abuse.”

He said the cost per job was actually $92,000 — but acknowledged
that estimate is for the whole stimulus package as of the end of 2010. —Jake Tapper, ABC