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Stimulus: Millions in grants, tons of scrutiny

"The Office of Legislative Budget Assistant reported last week that $413.6 million made its way to the state [NH] under a list of programs that involve education, highways, environmental, health and human services, energy and law enforcement."



Great, huh? But the kicker is:



"...a total of 50 jobs have been created by the funding, 34 of them full time. The OES will be headed by a director whom Gov. John Lynch has not yet appointed. All five OES jobs are described as full-time temporary positions that will go out of existence in September 2011"



$413 million in stimulus has created 34 permanent jobs in NH (5 of which are jobs to watch the stimulus money)! That sounds SO much better than stimulating the economy by letting taxpayers and business owners keep more of their money to spend! (sarcasm)

What do you think?

http://unionleader.com/article.aspx?articleId=8b3edcd5-d085-4c67-9254

 
LoriKeet

Asked by LoriKeet at 2:44 PM on Jul. 13, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Yep ! All they had to do back when the housing crisis started to drag everything down was to lower taxes.

    They didn't even have to write up new legislation, or actually repeal the current tax code - all they had to do was declare a 6 month or even 3 month "tax holiday". Then, the very first day it went into effect, EVERY paycheck and EVERY business budget would have about15% more money in it. INSTANTLY !!

    THAT would have been a stimulus. It would have actually "put" money into the hands of people to prevent job losses.

    Instead we got the gov't scooping up MORE money, grinding it through bureaucracies and doling it out to chosen cronies or supporters !

    How can citizens defend this action ??? HOW can they approve of, and in 2010 vote for, these politicians? They are either villains, or incompetent idiots!
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 2:58 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • That Libs are stupid.
    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 2:55 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • Just jokin'.

    Hee
    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 2:55 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • 413 million to create 34 full-time jobs? *snort*
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 2:56 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • It's been reported that the few jobs made so far were done at a cost of about 300,000 apiece. I remember hearing someone say this was projected as what would happen before the bill was signed, Surprise, Surprise.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 3:10 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • Worth it for Obama if he just gets to keep the rest to play God with!


    To smell like a rose.

    Ahhhhhhhhh!
    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 3:19 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • pretty pathetic isn't it?? But hey the stimulus is working!!! What a joke.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 7:04 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • Where are the defenders? This question has been up all day. Why is there nobody to explain how this is working and we just aren't seeing the big picture? It is REALLY quiet in here.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 8:26 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • :chirping crickets:
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 8:47 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • Working? Whats working? Who's working these days? People are losing employment left and right here, its the first time in years that Ive seen so many of my neighborshome during the day on a week day....now to figure out how not to become homeless......but Obama says its ok so it is all right.....hes fixing it alright. Good job Obominates!

    tyme4me2day

    Answer by tyme4me2day at 12:22 AM on Jul. 14, 2009

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