Failure of the Stimulus

Submitted by kvaughn on Thu, 07/07/2011 - 01:00

The results of the stimulus are in; even using the administration’s own loose definition, the stimulus spent $278,000 for each job “created or saved.” In fact, a simple look at earlier predictions and actual results reveal that the number of jobs created were almost half of what the Obama team predicted, and the benefit to our economy ($645 billion) has been less than the amount actually spent ($666 billion). The stimulus plan cost us more than it benefitted us – the definition of a failure.

The stimulus, proudly supported by Congressman Gerry Connolly, was an act of generational theft. We stole money from our children and grandchildren to make us feel better temporarily, but now that the money is gone, we are once again facing a very weak economy and a debt crisis.

To solve this problem, we need to:

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