Even An Eternal Optimist Has To Cry Over Stimulus Job Costs...

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    Truthfully, there is no telling whether the stimulus package was worth it or not. It's not all about the jobs that were created as much as the jobs that were saved. How many that is, nobody can truly tell. It could be that the stimulus package didn't save any jobs. On the other hand, without, we might be at 20% unemployment right now.
     
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    Yeap the tax cuts for the wealthy made it much harder to produce good results.
     
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    Good points but i think the real Unemployment Number is already close to 20%. I just see way too much Fuzzy Math to believe we're under 10% Unemployment. Also,most of these Stimulus created Jobs were likely Government Jobs. I think the Taxpayers got royally reamed again. We're supposed to be celebrating paying between $225k and $600k per job? That's just ludicrous to me. It makes no sense.
     
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    I didn't particularly care for the stimulus package as it was shaped. They only put around $45 billion into infrastructure spending. They should have put the entire stimulus into infrastructure and forgotten the rest. I am certain more jobs would have been created, and we would have actually gotten something concrete in return for the investment.
     
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    Enough to turn an Eternal Optimist into a depressed Pessimist. This is very sad.
     
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    What tax cuts for the wealthy were enacted in 2009 and 2010?
     
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    Wingers will be Wingers i guess. :cuckoo:
     
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    Yet some politicians go on as if nothing is happening. Well we are in big trouble. It's time to stop putting Party before Country. It's time for tough adult decisions.
     
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    I guess they're gonna keep on putting things off for another day. They seem to be very good at that. Seriously People,$225k to $600k per job? What a disaster. :(
     

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