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Wasn't the Stimulus suppose to avoid this?

Massive Layoffs Coming in NYC, Nevada, California, Colorado, Arizona, Everywhere
New York City will have to lay off more than 10,000 public workers, in addition to 8,500 teachers, if the state legislature approves the $1.3 billion of cuts the governor proposed in his deficit-closing budget, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Monday.

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:38 PM on Feb. 1, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Colorado Springs Cuts Into Basic Services

    This tax-averse city is about to learn what it looks and feels like when budget cuts slash services most Americans consider part of the urban fabric.

    More than a third of the streetlights in Colorado Springs will go dark Monday. The police helicopters are for sale on the Internet. The city is dumping firefighting jobs, a vice team, burglary investigators, beat cops — dozens of police and fire positions will go unfilled.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:39 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • Phoenix's budget troubles came into sharper focus Thursday as City Manager David Cavazos proposed shutting down senior centers, libraries and sports complexes, and laying off hundreds of police officers and firefighters for the first time in decades.

    The plan would help close Phoenix's $242 million deficit, balancing the general-fund budget through fiscal year
    Cavazos' proposal would eliminate 1,379 of the city's 16,000 positions, though a third of the targeted positions are vacant. The Police Department would lose about 353 sworn positions, from patrol officers to assistant chiefs. The Fire Department would cut 144 sworn jobs. The cuts represent about 18 percent of the total sworn police and fire force.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:40 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • Drastic Cuts In Nevada

    Inquiring minds are pondering the ramifications of Nevada's $900 Million Shortfall

    Nevada's budget outlook is so bleak that lawmakers doubt whether state government can remain afloat without drastic cuts to everything from prisons to schools to state parks and services for the poor and elderly
    Nevada to borrow up to $1 billion to cover jobless benefits.
    The state will borrow between $800 million and $1 billion from the federal government this year to continue paying unemployment benefits to Nevadans. Employers will be saddled with paying off this debt at an interest rate of 4.6 percent.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:42 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • Yes, it was supposed to stop it, but as you will hear " it is a lot worse than what we had originally planed for... We need another stimulus to build more turtle tunnels and give more liquor warehouses sky lights!"

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 6:43 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • Crissy, don't forget the oh-so-important studies of gays and their sexual peccadillos, the effects of one drug or the other when used with something else, (sorry, my mind went blank, but I remember hearing about them, if that makes any sense!) And besides, it's all Georgie's fault, you know. He started the deficit.

    I wish the gov't would just stay out of it, give some tax breaks to small and mid-size businesses and put cap & trade and the health care on the back burner for a while so they can feel safe hiring more people, and let the private sector take care of it. All O and his friends are doing is creating more debt, higher taxes, and fewer jobs.

    Answer by 29again at 7:28 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • Yes, the stimulus was supposed to stop that. Our unemployment was never supposed to hit more than 8%. OOPS!

    That's what happens when you vote for Hope over Experience.


    Answer by Anonymous at 7:44 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • Yes, the stimulus was supposed to prevent catastrophe.  Did it work?  NO.


    Answer by mancosmomma at 8:42 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • Wow, well,it's to be expected. As long as you aren't a Democrat anyway. I'm sure they will be shocked.
    I heard the unemployment rate will stay at 10% through Spring and they expect it to only go down to 7.5% (still higher than when he got in office) by the time 2012 rolls around and Obama is booted out. Guess only time will tell

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:07 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • The stimulus only stimulated my gag reflex. It didn't create jobs. You can't measure the "saved jobs" because there is no model for deciding what exactly a saved job is. The money went to............well we don't know where. Most of the zip codes and Congressional districts didn't exist. Stop being surprised and start being outraged. Let you Congressmen know of your outrage.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:50 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

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