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How to be counted as a "created job"

"In Oregon, where lawmakers are spending $176 million to supplement the federal stimulus, Democrats are taking credit for a remarkable feat: creating 3,236 new jobs in the program's first three months.

But those jobs lasted on average only 35 hours, or about one work week. After that, those workers were effectively back unemployed"
Whole article here:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090728/ap_on_re_us/us_stimulus_counting_jobs

Is there really still anyone who thinks the stimulus was 1) a good idea 2) a viable solution 3) actually creating jobs?

 
NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 1:19 PM on Jul. 30, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (14)
  • Is there really still anyone who thinks the stimulus was 1) a good idea 2) a viable solution 3) actually creating jobs?

    Ummm...#4) None of the above
    pagan_mama

    Answer by pagan_mama at 1:37 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:20 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • LOL what a sham.....this is pathetic.Thanks for sharing NP
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 1:21 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • Something that article doesn't mention - very likely the poor schmucks who did take those jobs lost unemployment/PA for a month or so to do it.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:23 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • Welcome to the world of semantics! Obama DID promise 3-4 million jobs--he did NOT promise these jobs would be long term/permanent, full-time ones--he's supporters just ASSumed that is what he meant!! LOL
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 1:24 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • Surprise Surprise! And to think, people actually believe him. I'm sure in 2015 when the Republicans have brought on many new jobs Obama will still be claiming them as his own. After all we were told most of the stimulus won't go out for several years.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 1:36 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • Well, don't you think it's better that those people got some work, after all you're always complaining about the people sitting on unemployment!

    It's only been six months and 9 days! Give him time!

    It's Bush's fault!

    Obama is HOTTT! U R a RACIST!

    Bush is the devil!


    There we go, I thought I'd throw our liberal lady friends an olive branch and type out there excuses. Did I miss any?
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 1:41 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • lovin--

    You had me scared there for a minute when I started reading your response!!! LMAO! :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 1:43 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • LOLOL lovin you did a pretty good job...but let's get back to the real lovin now please :)
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 1:44 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • The stimulus is the worst thing the Govt could have done. The very people who devised the policies to produce this mess are now devising more to "correct" it?? Its never going to work.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 1:45 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

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