Wonder why the stimulus package that was supposed to create so many good jobs that the unemployment rate wouldnt go past 7.5% hasnt created many good jobs and the unemployment rate continues to be stuck around 9.5%? Meanwhile Europes economy continues to boom. Even Germany that normally has high unemployment rates can boast a 7.5% rate this summer. So whats wrong? Well some of the projects the stimulus money has gone for: A half million dollars for new windows at the Mt. St. Helens visitors center in Amboy, Washington. The building has been closed since 2007 and there are no immediate plans to reopen it $6.9 million dollars for repairs to an 1846 brick fort marooned on Dry Tortuga at the end the Florida Keys. Few people can visit this remote national park unless they hire a seaplane or take a four-hour round-trip boat ride. Creating a museum in an abandoned train station in Glasboro, NJ, at the cost of $1.2 million $2 million dollars to send researchers from the California Academy of Sciences to islands in the Indian Ocean to study exotic ants A study of dog domestication at Cornell University with a price tag of $296-thousand dollars $141-thousand dollars to send students from Montana State University to China to study dinosaur eggs $762-thousand dollars to create interactive choreography programs at the University of North Carolina. Dancers would wear electronic monitors to analyze their movements. $89-thousand dollars to replace sidewalks in Boynton, Oklahoma that were just replaced five years ago. One of them goes nowhere near any houses or businesses and leads directly into a ditch. Source: Republicans: Stimulus Money Spent on Wasteful Projects | Foxnews.com One analysis Ive seen that so far what private sector jobs have been created have been at a cost exceeding $300,000 per job. But Obama and the Dems in Congress refuse to consider using unspent stimulus money to cover costs of extending unemployment insurance which the Republicans have asked for in lieu of increasing the deficit even more.. Instead they accuse the Republicans of blocking extension of unemployment insurance. Honestly people. Dont you think we should expect better of our government than this?