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Another example of Obama's Stimulus FLOP? Should the government spend $6billion for another program?

After a year of crippling delays, President Barack Obama’s $5 billion program to install weather-tight windows and doors has retrofitted a fraction of homes and created far fewer construction jobs than expected.
In Indiana, state-trained workers flubbed insulation jobs. In Alaska, Wyoming and the District of Columbia, the program has yet to produce a single job or retrofit one home. And in California, a state with nearly 37 million residents, the program at last count had created 84 jobs. …
But after a year, the stimulus program has retrofitted 30,250 homes — about 5 percent of the overall goal — and fallen well short of the 87,000 jobs that the department planned, according to the latest available figures.
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Instead of creating 85,000 jobs with the $5 billion, the Department of Energy (which runs the program) claimed it created 8500 jobs, a tenth of the goal.
That is $588,235.30 per job.
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Government Waste?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:25 PM on Mar. 28, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/03/27/us/AP-US-Stimulus-Weatherization.html?_r=1
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:25 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • How much did bush's spend on wars?
    awelling

    Answer by awelling at 6:27 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • Bash away
    awelling

    Answer by awelling at 6:29 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • How much did bush's spend on wars?

    ***
    You mean the wars that OBAMA is CONTINUING, indefinitely?! Where's the "hope and change?!" LOL
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:31 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • Guess what awelling? Obama has spent more ALREADY then GWB did in both of his terms combined.


    bash away ;)
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 6:32 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • At least it is for this country
    awelling

    Answer by awelling at 6:34 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • Oh yeah as can clearly be seen in the OP lol


    good grief
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 6:38 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • At least it is for this country

    **o
    Really. How is that the people of this country are benefiting? Would it be the massive unemployment rate, the massive number of foreclosures, the increased threat of terrorist attacks, or the tens of trillions of dollars of debt we have accumulated since Barry was sworn in? Please, do tell.
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:38 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • Please tell me some good things that came from the wars the wmd's they found, finding bin laden? Last time I checked the terrorist attack on sept 11 was when bush was president!
    awelling

    Answer by awelling at 6:43 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • Unemployment and forecloser rates started climbing way before obama.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:45 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

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