More and More Jobs Saved by Stimulus…Not 01/13/2010Posted by Leona Dawnfire in Government.
Tags: Government, stimulus, White House
787 billion dollars to save/create jobs. That’s $787,000,000,000 of taxpayer money spent, supposedly to help the economy and the people by saving jobs.
The initial number: 640,329 jobs saved or created. However, many errors were discovered, including jobs supposedly created and saved in districts that do not even exist. Try again.
Then, somehow, despite many of the jobs not being real, the number of “saved” and “created” jobs rose to 900,000. Unbelievable.
Now the White House claims that the stimulus package saved 1.5 million to 2 million jobs. Incidentally, they also changed the requirements for counting the jobs. Instead of actually needed to determine whether or not the job would have existed without the money, ANY job that received ANY money from the stimulus package counts as a saved or created job. That includes raises to employees who were in no danger of losing their jobs. Also, double counting is impossible to avoid. Each quarter will include all the same jobs as before, making it appear as though many more jobs have been funded.
Despite these supposed saved/created jobs, unemployment has been rising and is now at 10%. Surely the American people are not dense enough to believe what the White House is claiming.