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  • $413.6 Million in Stimulus for 34 Full Time Jobs

    Bloomberg reported Saturday:

    President Barack Obama said his $787 billion stimulus bill “has worked as intended” as he pushed back against Republican criticism that his recovery program has failed to rescue the economy.

    The Union Leader reports today:

    More than $400 million in federal stimulus money has come to New Hampshire this year, and more is on the way. The Office of Legislative Budget Assistant reported last week that $413.6 million made its way to the state under a list of programs that involve education, highways, environmental, health and human services, energy and law enforcement. … So far, a total of 50 jobs have been created by the funding, 34 of them full time. The OES will be headed by a director whom Gov. John Lynch has not yet appointed. All five OES jobs are described as full-time temporary positions that will go out of existence in September 2011, the end of the federal fiscal year.

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    26 Responses to $413.6 Million in Stimulus for 34 Full Time Jobs

    1. Ken St Louis says:

      shucks folks, that's only 12.16 million per job! Creating a job by the government where nobody knows ow to work is a complicated process, you can't expect them to get it right in less than a year now can you? What a croc of you no what! Our govern ment is now it the hands of fools, dolts, morons and meatheads! BUT not to worry, the constitution says we definitly have the right to rebel against these idiots! Sooo lets do it!

    2. Gunz, Tucson says:

      Not to shabby, I'd take a "full" time job for $11mil no matter how long it lasted. If Obama weren't so dangerous for the country, this would amost be funny.

    3. Eduardo, Brazil says:

      Wow! Such a great stimulus, so efficative. Yeah, let´s pump pump pump pump pump the money! 34 jobs really awesome.

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    5. Gary, soon to be fro says:

      "Working as intended?" To what, destroy the economy, enslave the states to the Fed, pave the way for a Marxist/Communist takeover of our once free country? Can this be stopped, or are we past the tipping point, already a mindless collective, of prozac hip hoppers only concerned about the death of some poor single talented fool and the latest basketball scores.

    6. Don, Rolla, MO says:

      We must wake as it almost too late already. Let's face it, this really is a concerted effort to destroy our national way of life so they can keep control!! It is not about Democrats and Republicans anymore. It's about the far left progressives trying to gain control of the rest of us and we are letting it happen because we are geared to build up not tear down!! As long as they can keep the country in turmoil, they can intimidate us into submission. WE have to turn our nation around now.

    7. Brad S,, Detroit, MI says:

      How many REAL jobs were required to generate the $413.6 million dollars in taxes ? That is the real question.

      Let's see . . . at $45,000 / year for an average job. We'll make this person single (for the sake of argument) with the standard personal deduction – to help boost the tax rate because if this poor person had a family to take care of, good old Jesus 2.0 (BHO) wouldn't get nearly as much of their money.

      So, back to the calculation . . at a roughly 25% tax rate after deductions. . . that equals around $6000 in federal income taxes.

      So, it takes around 65,000 PRIVATE SECTOR JOBS to pay for this lunacy. Kind of puts it in perspective for you. See how great this Stimulus Plan is working for everyone . . .

    8. Dave Hiltbrand, Wath says:

      I agree 100% with Gary (soon to be from Texas) and Don (Rolla, Mo) and I hope it's not too late to save our country and our freedom. This country has changed more (and for the worse) in the last 6-7 months than in my entire lifetime. Can we wait until the 2010 elections and, even then, are there enough people not on the public payroll, to vote in the right people to save our country and Constitution? I admit, I'm really frightened for our future, especially my childrens'.

    9. David E Aldridge, Da says:

      I can not believe these idiot's in D.C.! Are they not listening to the public outcry over these useless spending programs that have been proven not to work? They are no longer in touch with reality and are being pushed by Pelosi and Reid(SP) to march to the tune of the Democratic party. My Dad was a life long "conservative" Democratic that believed you worked for what you needed and you earned your way for your family. He would turn over in his grave if he knew what has happened to this country. I hope we can throw all of them out and start over!!!! We have to or we are done as a republic/democracy.

    10. Ollie says:

      As Ayn Rand puts it in Atlas Shrugged these recipients are the "looters". Take your time to read this 1946 and it almost matches what is happening in the current admiistration.

    11. FireInsideTheMan, Mi says:

      We need to gather our supporters of COMMON SENSE and demand proper accountability for our so-called representatives in Washington. Each and every one of them who passed the original TARP, TARP II, "Stimulus" package, Omnibus spending bill, Cap-and-tax, health care, etc. should all be voted out of office in 2010. These people do not care about this country, only how quickly they can scratch each others backs and fatten their checkbooks.

      Let's face it. Obama was a liberal-media conspiracy waiting to happen. Now that he is here, we have already witnessed in record time how clueless his Administration and "Czars" are when dealing with the major issues of our time. Time for the people to take back control from the bleeding heart liberals destroying our country!

    12. Ollie says:

      As Ayn Rand puts it in Atlas Shrugged these recipients are the “looters”. Take your time to read this 1946 novel and you will see that it almost matches what is happening in the current democratic administration.

    13. Jerry from Chicago says:

      Mr. Obama is not used to being held accountable by anyone. Of course he is going to defend his "Stimulous" bill. You know, the $800 billion dollar piece of legislation he didn't even bother to read. The one with 8,500 earmarks. The one that just had to be signed immediately, or the world would explode.

      Mr. Obama my be a Harvard lawyer, but he sure doesn't know anything about economics or business.

      He is going to spend this country out debt? There's a plan. He is going to tax the remaining workforce into the poor house. He is going to tax businesses until they go out of business, layoff more workers, who will have no insurance need unemployment compensation, food stamps and other government assistance. Everything this man is doing is wrong for American and Americans.

      He and his crew of spend and tax Democrats must be voted out of office as soon as humanly possible if the country is to be saved.

      The Republican party must find a competent leader who doesn't have a closet full of skeletons and who will not preach "family values" if he or she doesn't have any. We need someone to run the country who knows how the economic system works, who will lower taxes on businesses and individuals and who will get Americans back to work. We need to get the government out of the banking business, the auto business and the insurance business, off our backs and out of our pockets.

      We need a president who will support more oil and natural gas exploration and drilling both offshore and in Alaska and who will develop more nuclear power plants across the country.

      We need a President who isn't ashamed to be an American, who will refrain from apologizing to the rest of the world for interactions in the world community. Who knows the difference between our friends and our enemies around the world and who will support our friends and oppose our enemies. We need a President who believes that capitalism is a better approach to life than socialism.

    14. Brad J. Roseburg, OR says:

      Comments like the one from Gunz, in Tucson are ones that are very dangerous. A lot people out there want the money but do not really care how they get the money or how long it lasts. This is part of the problem not the solution. Don, Rolla, of MO is on the spot. WE THE PEOPLE need to take back this Country and take it back NOW, before the Preamble reads "We The Government". We can start now with sounding our voices against Sotomayor and every time the Leftist speak up. We can also start in November by removing the Leftist (not so much the Dems/Reps) out of their positions. But first we have to restore the balance between the Dems and the Reps with the right people.

    15. Marilee, San Diego,C says:

      I agree with all of you, but what can we do ? I feel like we are trapped , with no way out. We the people, actually have no power. How about a million man march to the White House ? We are not being heard by this admin., and if so, they are completely ignoring us. They have all the power and know that there is nothing we can do. I feel frightened for our country and our freedom.

    16. Lynn B. DeSpain says:

      With this Self Centered Egomania Styled Socialist President now in office, nothing adds up, except that the longer he remains in power with both houses in full support the more, as Americans, we stand to lose! This is why he is pushing so hard to nail things down before the start of the Primaries in 2010 and some elections in 2009. What ever else that crazy man is, he is no fool, and that makes him doubly dangerous.

      Hozro

    17. Ben C, Ann Arbor, MI says:

      Brad S. from Detroit: point well taken but remember – it is the rich that are being taxed, not the poor. Right.

      Speaking of achievers, I am glad to see Dave Bing, current Mayor of Detroit, is working for $1.00 a year. There is acutally hope for Detroit. I pray that he is sucessful in turning Detroit around so our fellow businesspeople will be able to point to him as the model for leadership. Business background NOT community organizer is the credential for leadership.

    18. John Roane Sarasota says:

      That sounds about right. New Hampshire is a very expensive state to live in. I wonder what the average pay rate will be for Massachusetts or New York.

    19. Metalchemist, Califo says:

      The Obama Agenda and his kowtowing congress are enforcing the vendetta against the American middle class citizens.

      A good part of this so called stimulus bill went to pay off political debt's incurred during the campaign, ie: ACORN, ETC…

      Now all dealing's are done behind closed doors, so the American Citizens can not see what IS taking place.

      This is TRULY a travesty perpetrated against the American People,

      With the unemployment numbers being purposefully manipulated to show much less than the actual number of people that are unemployed,

      They want to push a "comprehensive immigration reform"

      CODE for MASS AMNESTY.

      With the pawns appointed to positions of power he "The Narcissistic Megalomaniac in power can generally say and believe what he wishes. Although the American People may believe that he is acting erratic and in a non presidential manner… Insane acting, even psychotic.

      But definitely NOT ACTING in the Americans BEST INTEREST.

      But taking interest and the side of the world BANKSTERS.

    20. Grace, Florida says:

      The governor needs to tell us where to send our applications.

    21. Roger S., MA. says:

      In Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, especially the last 250 pages or so look like a blueprint. First the looters come to amalgamate everything productive with the unproductive, so it can be bought cheaply by the properly connected interests. When soon enough the loot is used up, all assets are frozen. For a fee to the right connections, however, it becomes possible to unfreeze them. When that no longer works, an "employment Czar" and his office force everybody to stay put in whatever job he/she had last and work 'til they drop. And so on…..

      Finally, compassion and empathy and sharing equally in the common plight and burdens are preached, but nobody listens anymore….

      She wrote another book nearly 20 years earlier that also has a famous line by its major villain: "Do not attempt to understand a great folly, only ask what it accomplishes".

      Brad S. from Detroit almost had it perfect. Good enough arithmetic. Only, it cost NO jobs, so far, to provide NH with 420Mio. for 34 new jobs. The little state of NH probably couldn't "clear" this in "savings" in a decade, and is probably having trouble spending it fast enough in a meaningful way to affect anything. NO! Those 420M were freshly printed $-bills. We'll be paying for them later, with interest!

      The government will probably at some point find it necessary to charge a "solidarity sur-tax" on everybody's tax-debt. This is how it was done when bankrupt East and prosperous West Germany reunified in 1990. The extra tax was to be limited to 5 years. Now it's 20 years later, and they're still paying it, no end in sight. (Government always finds a way to spend the funds available, even when they're not. It's an axiom!)The occasional complaining voice from the West is told, "but we, too, are paying this tax." Only, you got the idea, 6pct of 0 = 0.

      Conclusions:

      1. You can't spend your way out of poverty with other peoples' money.

      2. You can't spend your way out of bankruptcy.

      3. You can't spend your way out of a recession.

      4. When government spends more than it taxes, it's your future job it will be taxing it fom, one way or another.

      5. It's madness, for sure, but it's also method!

      6. Remember: XYZpct of 0=0

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    23. I like the idea of a says:

      I like the idea of a Million American March….the powers that be are not listening to the people of this country. They don't like the Tea Parties….hmmmm….could it be they feel threatened by the voice of reason? We need to peacefully defend whats left of our constitution. Marching in Washington D.C. just might get some attention, even the bought and paid for media couldn't ignore millions of Americans that want our country to grow and prosper, not bow down and sell out.

    24. John, Colorado says:

      The rise of the American Nomenklatura.

      "Because of the iniquity of the people, the princes of the land are many."

    25. A.G.Katona Campbells says:

      Every republican with access to a microphone has to educate the public on how damaging this BS is to our lives.Im no expert but it is all clear to me,Im sure they could cut enough waste and fraud to pay for health care for everyone.

    26. Mike, New York says:

      We should just have given all 34 of them 5 million dollars and saved almost 250 million…..

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