When will reicht-wingers acknowledge that the stimulus was a success, and created millions of jobs?
Alright conservatives, it's time to shut off the Fux News, and put down that ice-cold glass of cherry Kool-Aid. Give this "reading" thing a try. You can do it! http://factcheck.org/2010/09/did-the-stimulus-create-jobs/ "The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, more commonly known as the stimulus bill, has been featured in more than 130 TV ads this year, according to a database maintained by Kantar Media’s Campaign Media Analysis Group. In many of those ads, Republicans claim the bill has "failed" (a matter of opinion) or state (correctly) that unemployment has gone up since President Barack Obama signed the bill into law on Feb. 17, 2009. The national unemployment rate was 8.2 percent in February 2009, and it now stands at 9.6 percent, having peaked at 10.1 percent in October 2009. But it’s just false to say that the stimulus created "no jobs" or "failed to save and create jobs" or "has done nothing to reduce unemployment" – or similar claims that the stimulus did not produce any jobs. As we have written before, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a report in August that said the stimulus bill has "[l]owered the unemployment rate by between 0.7 percentage points and 1.8 percentage points" and "[i]ncreased the number of people employed by between 1.4 million and 3.3 million." Simply put, more people would be unemployed if not for the stimulus bill. The exact number of jobs created and saved is difficult to estimate, but nonpartisan economists say there’s no doubt that the number is positive."
Asked By: D.R. East-Coast Elite - 10/5/2010
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When it does~~
Answered By: MISS SARAH - 10/5/2010
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Never. It is not in their best interests to admit President Obama's successes. Their agenda is the destruction of America - only in this way will they earn the right to point and exclaim, "SEE? We told you the black guy couldn't cut it."
Answered By: Dicentra - 10/5/2010
Yes, it created lots of Jobs in China and thats is wh y we still have almost 10% unemployment
Answered By: The BoogeyMan - 10/5/2010
Perhaps they'd be more inclined to believe what you say if you addressed them more respectfully. I mean, if someone tells you you're wrong while explaining it in such a condescending fashion, would you pay as much attention to their arguments than if they were to employ civilized discourse?
Answered By: Defending Sanity - 10/5/2010
As evidence by the fact that the Obama administration abandoned its job creation accounting method, the stimulus was a failure. Yes, some jobs were created, all the while others were being lost. It was an expensive boondoggle that we can't afford, and all it did was help us tread water.
Answered By: Pfo - 10/5/2010
They don't read links that are contrary to their beliefs. Either that or they disregard them as liberal sites.
Answered By: Lawgirl - 10/5/2010
So exactly how many TRillions of taxpayer dollars were spent per job to create a few minimum wage and government employee jobs?
Answered By: Danny - 10/5/2010
The 10% unemployed are praising the successes as we speak.
Answered By: divineintervener - 10/5/2010
The stimulus was a boondoggle that only enriched Obama's union cronies and did nothing to help the economy and created zero jobs. I stand by that assertion. While it is true that the Congressional Budget Office is nonpartisan, they are only allowed to analyze the numbers they are given and cannot interpolate or... More
Answered By: apeman605 - 10/5/2010
I don't know where "factcheck" manufactures their numbers but here are the real ones. *
Answered By: Jacob W - 10/5/2010
any idiot knows that jobs were "saved or created" by spending hundreds of billions of dollars...that isn't the point...the problem is that the majority of those jobs were in either federal, state or local government.... none of which had anything to due with the problems facing americans during the recession....Obama's... More
Answered By: Ron R - 10/5/2010
nothing but nonsense
Answered By: phil - 10/5/2010
What a totally ignorant, uninformed post. You have to be a basement dweller.
Answered By: James E. Lewis AKA pukeyface - 10/5/2010
It didn't. there are other sources out there besides yours, others say it was a scam. Yeah, public jobs made, but they only last as long as the money does. The economy is dynamic and self sustaining if gooberment keeps a hands off... More
Answered By: Josey Wales - 10/5/2010
Just as soon as you provide proof that exists. The stimulus only provided government jobs. It was spent buying up auto manufacturing plants to provide for a bail out of their retirement plans. WAKE UP.
Answered By: JohnnyK - 10/5/2010
Your a fool and your sources corrupted. Your reasoning is also off because it didn't do what Obama said it would do and that's keep unemployment below 7%. Don't lower the bar of expectations and promises made by saying "we kept it under 11%" Recession isn't over yet. The old rule of two quarters of growth of any kind... More
Answered By: c c - 10/6/2010
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