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How did a $1100 lawn mower save 50 jobs? Obamanomics?

Reports Show Conflicting Number of Jobs Attributed to Stimulus Money In June, the federal government spent $1,047 in stimulus money to buy a rider mower from the Toro Company to cut the grass at the Fayetteville National Cemetery in Arkansas. Now, a report on the government’s stimulus Web site improbably claims that that single lawn mower sale helped save or create 50 jobs. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/05/us/05stimulus.html?_r=3&ref=us

Asked By: Obama - Wimp in the White House - 11/10/2009
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I don't think you understand union labor. One guy to cut the grass and 49 to stand around drinking coffee and leaning on shovels.
Answered By: Bill G IV - 11/10/2009
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All of Obama's numbers are lies. I love the one where it says 450 new jobs were created in a particular Chicago school district that only has 250 people employed in it.
Answered By: TEH TYME KITTEH ~pantheist~ - 11/10/2009
 
It took 50 govt. employees to buy the lawnmower.
Answered By: Here's your change... - 11/10/2009
 
50 liberals were needed to protest the cutting of grass because it causes global warming...that's the way Obama's admin. works!
Answered By: angry american - 11/10/2009
 
Probably the same way that having 9 pairs of boots made by one man, saved 9 jobs. This is "Hocus Pocus" from the "FlimFlam Administration... More
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Answered By: beach heaven - 11/10/2009
 
Even using the most bloated example of government waste (one to fill the gas tank, one to turn the key, one to put it in gear, one to drive) it is difficult to justify the number of 50 saved jobs, even including workers at the Toro plant one mower only kept five people gainfully employed for an hour or two.
Answered By: warren v - 11/10/2009
 
Technically, it did...if we didn't buy the mower, the company that made the mower might have gone out of business....so too the people who make the parts for the mower...and that's not counting the people who will now use the mower. I thought you neo-cons understood semantics better than anyone?
Answered By: Zap - 11/10/2009
 
Well, you're obviously just racist, with your facts, and logic...it's down right evil. Yes, EX, Zap is completely brain-dead. He must be in college to be THAT blind.
Answered By: Scythe - 11/10/2009
 
Wow. Is Zap stupid or what?
Answered By: Ex - 11/10/2009
 
Well maybe they just aren't being specific. It could have employed that many people in parts factories that built the mower for 1 single day. After that it's back to the unemployment line.
Answered By: The fed up matthew - 11/10/2009
 
It is hard to believe that a government official could make completely ignorant statement BUT what is even more ignorant is someone who answered thinking he was justifying the government's claim. It shows that Obama supporters are pretty much void of common sense.
Answered By: lienot - 11/10/2009
 
lol @ Zap Yeah, the company is gonna go out of business if it doesn't sell one single lawn mower to the government. Typical lib logic
Answered By: Liberal Nemesis 2.0 - 11/10/2009
 
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