State officials overseeing the federal economic stimulus program in Massachusetts say they have no idea how the White House came up with one key pledge—the promise to save or create 79,000 jobs in the state.
They say they’re not even sure how to measure saved jobs—and fear the jobs figure sets an unrealistic yardstick against which the success or failure of the program will be measured.
“The federal estimate of 79,000, we really don’t know what’s behind that, we just plain don’t,” Jeffrey Simon, Director of Infrastructure Investment in Massachusetts, told The Associated Press. “I’m not saying it’s not 79,000, but I just don’t have any way of knowing that,” he said.
Simon and his counterparts overseeing the distribution of stimulus funds in Massachusetts said concerns about the state jobs numbers were raised at a meeting earlier this month in Washington between state and federal leaders.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:29 AM on Mar. 28, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:31 AM on Mar. 28, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 9:33 AM on Mar. 28, 2009
How are the republicans like Boehner any better? They only criticize and when it's time for the plan -they don't have one. or WHEN LAW MAKERS DON'T HAVE ANY PROBLEM TAKING MONEY FROM COMPANIES WHO DID GET THE BAILOUT MONEY ?
I didn't vote for Obama . Both sides are in fault .
Answer by Anonymous at 9:45 AM on Mar. 28, 2009
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:51 AM on Mar. 28, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:06 AM on Mar. 28, 2009
In regards to the stimulus, anon (and this question posted)Republicans as a majority did NOT vote for it. They criticized it for people voting for it without reading it. This question is about Obama's STIMULUS BILL.... And about OBAMA'S campaign promise that he made of TRANSPARENCY and being fiscally RESPONSIBLE... Are you saying Obama is no better than any other politician including Republicans and his promise of CHANGE, RESPONSIBILTY, TRANSPARENCY were merely political lies to get a vote? ~If you want to question Republicans specifically on an issue they solely voted on and it cost the nation dearly, I suggest you go to the "ASK A QUESTION" tab and do just that, ask a question. :o)
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:21 AM on Mar. 28, 2009
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Answer by kabbot01 at 10:48 AM on Mar. 28, 2009