How many thousands of jobs did the GOP leadership create from the Stimulus?

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    PolitiFact | Scott Brown says stimulus 'didn't create one new job'

    The stimulus bill "didn’t create one new job."

    Which is hilarious since Scott Brown lobbied and received stimulus funding to install broadband Internet where his constituency is at.

    StimulatingBroadband.com: Feds Award $160 Million in Broadband Stimulus Funds

    Ron Paul, who once wrote a letter to CNN calling the stimulus a waste of money, signed onto a request asking Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood to "give full consideration" to a $81.3 million stimulus request for a railroad improvement project in the Houston area. According to Paul:

    "The project proposed by the GCFRD application will facilitate freight movement in the Houston region, which will enhance economic development, safety, livability and sustainability benefits."
    Paul's request also stated that the project would helping to eliminate railway congestion issues that cost Houston area shippers $429 million a year.

    Center for Public Integrity: Stimulus opponents... | Gather

    Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO) slammed President Obama’s recovery and reinvestment plan.
    AND THEN:
    This provision will have a real impact in Missouri, especially for low-income, working families in need of safe and affordable housing. … Bond’s amendment will save more than 700 housing units and create 3,000 new jobs in Missouri.

    Republicans take credit for the stimulus plan after they voted against it.

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    Do I really need to go any further? We all sit in front of the Internet. It's easy to do searches. Actually, anyone here can do a search and find out which Republicans FROM THEIR STATES are taking stimulus or have already created jobs.

    Do a search from any search engine using phrases similair to: GOP takes credit for stimulus

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    https://www.google.com/#sclient=psy....,cf.osb&fp=d4bbda87bf5c44b5&biw=1742&bih=882

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    So the next time USMB Republicans say the stimulus created no jobs or was a failure, then please explain why so many of your leadership took hundreds of millions of dollars and created thousand and thousands of jobs.

    In fact, how many of your presidential candidates took stimulus money? If you know about your candidates, how many took Obama's help? If you're going to vote for them, at least know what they are doing. Do I have to find out for you?
     
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    I wonder if any Republicans are out looking to see how much stimulus their congressman or senator took?
     
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    Are those permanent jobs or temp?
     
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    That is such an easy question to answer. I'm embarrassed to have to answer it for you. You would think it's so obvious. Guess not. Oh well, here goes.

    When you put in broad band Internet to allow business to expand, the infrastructure to install is temp, the technicians required to maintain are permanent. But the number of jobs created by expanding business is huge. Have you ever seen that commercial about the company that makes specialty baking flour? Because of broadband, they now have an extra warehouse that moves their goods as well as all the jobs associated.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFLP7HD1s7k&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL50061E7E779BAC75]Google Chrome: King Arthur Flour - YouTube[/ame]

    Then of course, there are the railroads. Building the railroad is temp, maintaining is permanent, but connecting the communities creates all kinds of new job opportunities, just like broadband. This is why Democrats want to build up American infrastructure. Building a bridge connects communities, which expands business opportunities. Hope that helped.
     
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    Even obama admitted that the shovel ready jobs weren't shovel ready, deanie. :rolleyes:
     
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    Guess all those Republicans didn't get the message. :rolleyes:

    Shall we put together a list of Republicans and a list of the projects they took credit for. It's a VERY, VERY looooong list.
     
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    All those job creating projects and still the unemployment was around 10%. go figure....
     
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    It takes time. From 2001 to 2008, Republicans, working with the Chamber of Commerce and finance by China moved millions of jobs to China.

    Outsourcing Fab China

    It was called the "Traderoots" or "Grassroots" program.

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuBIkSUUMFE]the us chamber of commerce's outsourcing partner - YouTube[/ame]

    Actually I started a thread on it last year:

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/econo...o-outsource-us-jobs-to-china.html#post2869770
     
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    I know how much my Congressman allocated.

    I've also told him, personally, that I will not be voting for his re-election.
    :cool:
     
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    What did he do with the money?
     

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