If stimulus didn’t work……..

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    IF STIMULUS DIDN’T WORK……..



    If the stimulus money that went out to states did not create jobs or save jobs, what did the states do with all that money? Time to fess up. Did the stimulus work or didn’t it? If it didn’t, where is the people’s money?

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 distributes the $787 billion as follows:

     

    Recovery Funded Jobs Reported by Recipients


    January 1 - March 31, 2010

    682,370

    Job calculations are based on the number of hours worked in a quarter and funded under the Recovery Act.

    Recovery.gov
     
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    Of course it worked. That's why unemployment is no longer rising.
     
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    You need to quantify "stimulus". The last time I looked the stimulas mostly went to the corrupt bank institutions that caused the problem to begin with.
     
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    If the stimulus were marketed as a plan to strictly save the jobs of municipal civil servants, I would agree.
    But 787 billion dollars of borrowed money was marketed as a "stimulus" for the economy, not a "job saver".
    The term "job saver" was used to rationalize the lack of econoic stimulus from the "stimulus". It was a term used AFTER the fact.
    And if it were market strictly as a "job saver", most economists would have agreed that borrowing 787 billion to simply save municipal jobs will create a deficit and debt that would make things worse for us in the long run and it never would have passed.
    Instead, there would have been a "public servant" job saver bill for a heck of a lot less borrowed money.
     
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    Sure it worked...

    The taxpayers got screwed out of at least 787,000,000,000.00 dollars...

    Consider the added bonus... Democrats smiling with glee
     
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    BS, I laugh when I hear that, unemployment is not rising because maybe there are very few people to lay off now., many have given up even looking for a job.

    Actual U.S. Unemployment: 15.8% [Voltaire]

    The stimulus money paid for projects already on the books and Stupid Shit like the "Turtle Tunnel in Florida"

    So many of the saved jobs or created jobs are just BS

    The Washington Examiner 'Bogus Stimulus Map' | Washington Examiner

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    It did work, temporarily and then the $ ran out. Typical gummint program.
    You can try very hard but it is difficult or impossible to polish a TURD.
     
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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:


    Only a k00k lib could try to spin that!!!!
     
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    The best stimulus $ anyone could get would have been:
    TAX DEDUCTIONS.
    Long term.................................. permanent.
     

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