This morning Doug Rubin tweeted, at about 8:30 a.m., this story from the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. In the story Governor Patrick makes the claim that Massachusetts is one of the top ten states in moving stimulus dollars to create jobs. Via twitter I asked Rubin to provide proof, as the article only cites the Governor. The money…Read More »
The 862 Billion albatross is one year old today. President Obama is currently spinning this boondoggle as the savior of our nation. You see, if it hadn’t been passed America would resemble the post-apocolyptic world of Mad Max, complete with that wacky Thunderdome. Mr. President, the American people simply aren’t buying the snake oil anymore. If you’re wondering how such…Read More »
( – promoted by Garrett Quinn) My campaign for the Fifth Massachusetts Congressional District has launched a website documenting Congresswoman Niki Tsongas’ worst votes of the last year. Niki09.com lists the 9 worst votes and you can help choose the most objectionable. Niki Tsongas has proven through these votes that she has failed to represent her constituents from the 5th…Read More »
I was listening to “Face the Nation” today and learned that not even Democrats are buying the line that we need a second stimulus, a refrain coming mostly from left-wing academics. Michigan Senator Carl Levin balked when asked on “Face the Nation” if he would support a second stimulus — saying that the federal government ought to turn to the…Read More »
Don Luskin takes the New York Times to task for putting gloss on a puttering economy. The new narrative, delivered in incoherent style by the likes of VP Joe Bide is that the economy would have been worse without the nearly $800 billion stimulus package.
The stimulus remains the fulcrum of the we-can’t-let-a-crisis pass without expanding crony government.
According to Recovery.gov the “stimulus” has “created or saved” 640,329 as of 10/30/2010. These are the numbers President Obama is trying to sell us. The Associated Press argues that these numbers are overstated and the government’s own Bureau of Labor Statistics has shown rising unemployment since the stimulus has been passed. However, for the purposes of an apples-to-apples analysis I…Read More »
( – promoted by DD4RP) The first hard numbers are out for the number of job created by the federal stimulus (a.k.a. porkulus, spendulus, etc.). The results … hold on to your hats … 30,083 jobs. That’s from the an Obama Administration tally of $16 billion in federal contracts that were let. http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-… Yes, that’s only $541,862 per job.…Read More »