Are these EFFECTIVE ways to stimulate the economy? This is is just a taste of what the stimulus package contains...
$200 million to rehabilitate the National Mall
$276 million for computer systems at the State Department
$650 million to Forest Service facilities
$50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts
$200 millions of dollars to expand family planning services.
How is that stimulus?
Doesn't this seem more like a way for Democrats to thank supporters with pork filled "Thank You's"
Answer by NotPanicking at 11:11 AM on Jan. 26, 2009
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:12 AM on Jan. 26, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:12 AM on Jan. 26, 2009
I agree that in a sense it stimulates the economy by creating some jobs. My concern is that they won't be sustainable jobs. Some would argue that even a temporary job is better than no job. But if we are 'creating' a job, why not work a little harder to make it a sustainable one?
The Forest Service stimulus and the family planning stimulus do sound like 'thank you's' though.
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:18 AM on Jan. 26, 2009
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:18 AM on Jan. 26, 2009
Answer by samurai_chica at 11:20 AM on Jan. 26, 2009
Answer by samurai_chica at 11:21 AM on Jan. 26, 2009
If only crack addicts would see out birth control. Maybe you could convince them to shoot up with Depo instead of heroin.
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:22 AM on Jan. 26, 2009
Answer by samurai_chica at 11:23 AM on Jan. 26, 2009
$200 mill to rehab a mall. And there is a perfect example of a temporary job. They will work until it is rehabbed, then will be out of work again. What then? Do we come up with another stimulus to temporarily employ them somewhere else?
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:24 AM on Jan. 26, 2009