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Does the stimulus only create temporary jobs?

The stimulus bill has allowed states and cities to hire more personnel than they would have done without the abundance of federal aid. Department of transportation jobs, police and firefighters are just some of the examples of jobs that are available because of the stimulus. Obviously one of the benefits of the stimulus is that it helps save current jobs, however the new jobs created by the stimulus on the state and local levels might be unsustainable. To illustrate, if 30 police officers are hired with the aid of stimulus money, what will happen when the stimulus money expires? Are those officers laid off, or are the cities forced to pay their wages. It's counter intuitive to increase services when the outlook will force a definite decline in those same services.

Asked By: da_goat887 - 2/15/2010
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The few jobs created would be mostly temporary like the 100,000 police program of Clinton's. After the time limit on the federal funds ran out, most positions were terminated because the departments couldn't afford the extra manpower... More
Answered By: Dennis - 2/15/2010
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The stimulus aint doing crap for me. I've been unemployed since June last year. been looking, but I live on a border town (border of mexico) so everything is "Bilingual a Must". Well that counts my white a$$ out. Screw the stimulus
Answered By: Flaminblonde - 2/15/2010
 
stimulus was a way to keep us indentured servants - nothing more.
Answered By: pagengoddes - 2/15/2010
 
Listen to this basic truth: The Fed cannot create jobs other than government jobs. Government jobs are on the wrong side of the ledger sheet. The Fed cannot create private sector jobs. If the Fed would just get the hell out of the way the private sector would begin to heal.
Answered By: Norm - 2/15/2010
 
the idea that worked in the depression , it has also worked around the world. If we increase aggregate demand then it gets a momentum all of its won, so when the jobs expire in a perfect world there would be permanent jobs to walk straight into... More
Answered By: Lordpercywooster XXV - 2/15/2010
 
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