Stimulus provides 388,000 Jobs

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    Early reports: Job gains signal stimulus impact - USATODAY.com

    WASHINGTON — States have reported using stimulus money to create or save more than 388,000 jobs so far this year, buttressing the Obama administration's claim that the $787 billion plan has had a significant impact on the economy.
    That total, based on a USA TODAY review of reports from 33 states and Puerto Rico, includes teachers, construction workers, and others whose jobs were funded by stimulus money awarded to states. The administration plans Friday to release reports from all 50 states, providing the broadest accounting yet of the stimulus plan's impact.
     
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    This is only the first phase of the stimulus impact. The second, larger phase kicks in prior to the 2010 elections. I'm sure it is just a coincidence

    It sucks being a republican
     
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    388,000? That's all? Well, gee, that's money well spent.

    Also, call me Ms Sceptical if you will but I don't trust one word from this Administration... any more than I did from the previous Administration. I don't know why this is, maybe it's me but I find it hard to trust liars.
     
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    Where the hell are they getting these numbers ... people are still out of work, shit, Bush's stimulus creates enough jobs for one city and suddenly Obama is god?
     
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    That's less than one months increase in unemployment.

    Yeah ride that pony in the 2010 elections.

    Unemployment at 10% but claiming Stimulus saved or created 500,000 jobs is a winner for sure
     
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    I'm delighted to hear it.

    In Michigan, a lot of stimulus money has gone into long overdue road improvement projects. There's more construction here than at any time anyone can remember, and it has started much later in the year than usual as the funds didn't become available until midsummer.

    In the short term it's a pain in the ass since driving can be hell, particularly with winter around the corner which always slows the traffic flow down anyway, but we'll all be grateful in the long term for fewer potholes.
     
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    Yeah, with 15%+ unemployment, Michigan's biggest problem by far is too many potholes
     
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    That's like $2M per job. What in the world could be worth $2M?
    And "saved or created" is just bogus.
    It must suck being a Democrat having to answer these questions.
     
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    And amazingly unemployment has risen dramatically.

    A more effective tactic would be to bury this shit and "hope" people forget about it instead of trying to spin and champion it as a success .....
     
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    FoxNews is the only one asking those questions
     

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