Retreading old ground
We’ve told you all this before – if ANYONE reading this site believes this administration’s claims about the Recovery Act (Stimulus bill) then please email me so I can set you straight. I’ve clipped the beginning of this article from the WSJ – worth reading as another data point that I keep harping on:
Recipients of economic-stimulus money said they had used the funds to pay 599,108 workers in the last quarter of 2009, fewer than the number of jobs they had reported to have created or saved in the first seven months after the plan was enacted.
The recipients’ reports, published on the official government Web site recovery.gov late Saturday night, are likely to fuel further controversy over the impact of the $787 billion package, as Democrats seek to craft new jobs-creation proposals to address the country’s continued, high jobless rate.
Many opinion polls suggest that most voters do not believe the current stimulus program, which was passed last February, is working.
Stimulus recipients previously reported that they had directly “created or saved” 640,329 jobs by September 30, 2009, but their filings were widely criticized after it emerged that some people had reported saving jobs when they had actually spent the money on pay raises or paying employees who were not in danger of being laid off.
Does this mean that the Stimulus Bill actually fired 41,221 people in the latest reporting period? No, what it really shows is that the government cannot create or save jobs. This is a role for the private sector. Leaders from Microsoft, Google and elsewhere all commented on the President’s SOTU speech and basically told him to back off, get out of the way and let them work on creating jobs.
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