How many jobs created and saved by the federal jobs program will it take to nudge the far right into action?

Hopefully, it’s just 280,000. That’s the number of construction jobs saved and created by the first wave of President Obama’s federal jobs program.

But the way extreme conservatives tell the story, the jobs program is some kind of pariah, something to fear more than anything else.

And why not? I mean, if we end up with, heaven’s forbid, a quarter million jobs created or saved in every industry touched by the next round of the jobs program, the results would be…positively apocalyptic?

Oh, the horror.