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Is the Obama administration playing a game with taxpayer money?

The Obama administration announced Friday that federal stimulus money had created or saved about 7,200 education jobs in Ohio as of Sept. 30.

HOWEVER~ couple of hundred of those jobs were in Columbus City Schools, the district acknowledged yesterday that many of the “saved” jobs definitely wouldn’t have been lost in the first place, and others might not have been lost at all. …

Federal Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in a conference call with reporters yesterday that the country has “325,000 who would literally not be in the classroom today if not for these funds.” But not in Columbus, where the district’s finances looked pretty solid before the stimulus. Voters passed a levy last November that should keep the district’s books largely in the black until 2012.


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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 6:57 AM on Nov. 4, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • So was the district on the verge of laying off 36 school administrators?


    “No,” Dannemiller said, explaining that the reporting choices were “created” and “saved.”  “They weren’t ‘created,’ obviously, so our only other choice was ’saved.’  “


     

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:00 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • I don't care what is going on in YOUR state OP. But I care about my state were jobs were saved. And I did not vote for Obama!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:02 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • Or how about Virginia? With less than $35,000, the Obama administration managed to create or save 50 jobs in Danville, according to the BO administration     No one was more mystified by this claim the Community Improvement Council, which won the federal grant.  "It hasn't created jobs, but it's helped improve 50 jobs," Roy Garner explained.  The money has gone for staff training, pay raises and playground repair.  But asked if any of the jobs were on the chopping block before the federal government arrived on the scene with all our money, Garner replied simply, "No."

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:07 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:10 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • Georgia? STIMULUS WATCH: Salary raise counted as saved job


    President Barack Obama's economic recovery program saved 935 jobs at the Southwest Georgia Community Action Council, an impressive success story for the stimulus plan. Trouble is, only 508 people work there.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:13 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • President Barack Obama's economic recovery program saved 935 jobs at the Southwest Georgia Community Action Council, an impressive success story for the stimulus plan. Trouble is, only 508 people work there.


    I just spit coffee everywhere. Lmao!
    In a horrified kind of way.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 7:22 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • I don't care what is going on in YOUR state OP. But I care about my state were jobs were saved. And I did not vote for Obama!

    ***
    How exactly does one PROVE their job was actually saved?! Did you get laid off, and then receive a letter that stated "due to the generosity of the Obama Administration's stimulus check, we have decided to reinstate your position....welcome back!!!" LOL

    Doubtful. MOST people understand that school employees, if union members, are given PROTECTED status--like any other government/civil service job! It is the PRIVATE sector where people are losing their jobs!!!

    School districts simply raise property taxes and collect a higher percentage of sales taxes to generate money for operating costs! This is why the better school districts are in areas where the majority of people actually pay property taxes!! Is it any surprise that "inner city" schools tend to fail all around?!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:33 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • President Barack Obama's economic recovery program saved 935 jobs at the Southwest Georgia Community Action Council, an impressive success story for the stimulus plan. Trouble is, only 508 people work there.


    rolling on floor

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:34 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • GRLY---you really need to stop it with all the FACTS.....libs don't like it when you prove their "feel-good" concepts wrong! LOL :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:36 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • Well yeah because it isnt coming out of his back pocket. 90% of the stimulus was a big old honking waste of taxpayer money!
    Sandyr911

    Answer by Sandyr911 at 7:37 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

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