Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Does the fact that the stimulus creates jobs and opens opportunity for new energy resources matter?

I know the bill provides for much nonvital spending, but in reading the reports, graphs and charts on expected relief for the American public in regards to job creation through state and city building as well as new energy technology, I have to say I'm pleased. The job creation will not outmatch the job loss but will however curb it considerably over the course of the next two-three years. For the estimated 7 million jobs lost over this course of time (including those that have already been lost) they are expecting to generate 3.5 million jobs, not to mention stem to some extent the tide of lay offs and cut backs. While of course this wouldn't be quantified as wild success, the difference between 7 million being out of work in our country and only half of that is significant. Not to mention the obvious benefits to encouraging and contributing to alternative, cheaper, cleaner resources for energy. Thoughts?

Answer Question

Asked by athenax3 at 2:02 PM on Feb. 24, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Level 4 (24 Credits)
Answers (33)
  • Here's a link to a fairly recent report that goes over the some of the details of job creation.

    Answer by athenax3 at 2:03 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • It's not a stimulus bill by definition. I am happy for you that you are pleased with it. Please copy this question and bring it back up in about 12 months. So we can see how that jobs creations crap is going.

    Answer by akinbottom2 at 2:07 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • You might want to check Obama's speech, it is SAVE OR CREATE Jobs...

    And your article is from Jan.  That is nearly 2 Stimulus versions ago...


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:07 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • and alot of what i have read is that they arent full time jobs just part time jobs how is that going to be a good thing people are lazy and coplain about those now they wont go after new part time jobs

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:08 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • Jobs for who and from where?

    Replacing infrastructue?

    Those will be temporary jobs.
    Who'll pay wages for those jobs?
    Taxes taken from businesses that could be used to create jobs.
    Sure, the owner will make more money, becoming "richer", and Libs HATE rich people.
    Keep on taxin' our way to socialism..................

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 2:13 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • Just in Florida Gov. Christ expects 200,000 + jobs to be created. In addition to filling major gaps in the Florida budget which will save jobs as well. That seems important. For those out of work it is anyway.

    Answer by athenax3 at 2:14 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • well if that actually happens, i will decide then how i feel about it, but i wont hold my breath...

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 2:16 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • From upgrading the electricity grid to rebuilding bridges to computerizing medical records, there are plenty of ways the economic-stimulus bill aims to prop up the economy and create millions of jobs.

    For construction workers, the stimulus plan may be the best news in years. After losing 900,000 jobs since September 2006, as many as 670,000 construction workers could be back on the job by the end of 2010, according to some estimates - if the stimulus bill works as planned.

    That job growth would come from projects to rebuild roads and bridges, plus make schools, homes and government buildings more energy-efficient, among other initiatives. Of course, construction projects aren’t all alike and workers from, say, the residential industry may need to retrain.

    Meanwhile, computer programmers, information-technology experts and data-entry workers should benefit from the goal to computerize the nation’s medical records.


    Answer by athenax3 at 2:20 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • I'm not saying I think it's the greatest plan in history, I'm just wondering if those who are opposed can find any positive in it, does the potential for job growth matter? (If of course it happens and Obama as the anti christ doesn't burst into flames, lol)

    Answer by athenax3 at 2:21 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • You might want to read the fine print  at the bottom of this article *Creating or Saving 206,000 jobs over the next two years. Jobs created will be in a range of industries from clean energy to health care, with over 90% in the private sector.

    Liberal Media likes to leave out the "saving" part out...  So how do you know if your job has been saved? 


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:21 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.