January 20, 2010

WHEN ALL THEY NEEDED TO DO...

Unemployment unchanged by projects (MATT APUZZO and BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE, 1/11/10, Associated Press)

A federal spending surge of more than $20 billion for roads and bridges in President Barack Obama's first stimulus has had no effect on local unemployment rates, raising questions about his argument for billions more to address an "urgent need to accelerate job growth."

An Associated Press analysis of stimulus spending found that it didn't matter if a lot of money was spent on highways or none at all: Local unemployment rates rose and fell regardless. And the stimulus spending only barely helped the beleaguered construction industry, the analysis showed.


...was pass a Reaganesque immigration amnesty in order to juice the economy.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 20, 2010 7:12 AM
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