Previous Post: CIA paying Karzai’s brother Next Post: AARP the new ACORN
Wednesday, October 28th, 2009   9:18 am | Author: freethinker | Economy, Politics/Government, Work/Employment |
Tags: jobs, Republicans, stimulus
What will the Republicans say now?
USA Today reports
“States have reported using stimulus money to create or save more than 388,000 jobs so far this year, buttressing the Obama administration’s claim that the $787 billion plan has had a significant impact on the economy.”
“That total, based on a USA TODAY review of reports from 33 states and Puerto Rico, includes teachers, construction workers, and others whose jobs were funded by stimulus money awarded to states. The administration plans Friday to release reports from all 50 states, providing the broadest accounting yet of the stimulus plan’s impact.”
“Frank Lichtenberg of the Columbia Business School says the figures show a significant economic impact. Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors estimated that the stimulus had saved or created 600,000 to 1.1 million jobs.”
Several two-faced Republicans who vigorously opposed the stimulus have used the stimulus money and in some cases did not acknowledge its origins. These include Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA), Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA), Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA), Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn (TX), Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and many more.
Just another nail in the GOP coffin.