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Stimulus created 600,000 jobs at the end of 2009, White House says
Washington Post ^ | 2/1/10 | Ed O'Keefe

Posted on 01/31/2010 8:36:26 PM PST by Nachum

The Obama administration's economic stimulus program created nearly 600,000 jobs in the final three months of 2009, a figure in line with the administration's goals for job creation through the end of 2010, the White House reported Saturday night.

The new total was down from the totals reported for the previous quarter, partly because the administration decided in December to count only the jobs paid for with stimulus funding instead of estimating the number of jobs "created or saved" with the money.

Critics had panned the "created or saved" measurement as a subjective and confusing way of determining the program's success.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2009; 2009review; bhoeconomy; bhostimulus; jobs; stimulus

1 posted on 01/31/2010 8:36:27 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping


2 posted on 01/31/2010 8:36:53 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Stimulus created 600,000 jobs at the end of 2009, White House says

LOL! That "White House" is one crazy dude!

3 posted on 01/31/2010 8:38:11 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If the CIA and NASA are going to "monitor climate change", why the hell do we need the EPA?)
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To: Nachum

Jobs or careers???? A job can last for just so long ....


4 posted on 01/31/2010 8:38:33 PM PST by SkyDancer (But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father)
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To: Nachum

Just can’t wait for the *saved* part.


5 posted on 01/31/2010 8:39:34 PM PST by quantim
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To: Nachum

That’s a tiny fraction of the job losses. Total failure of the usefulness of government stimulus.


6 posted on 01/31/2010 8:39:43 PM PST by omega4179 (NOT TRUE.)
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To: SkyDancer

I’d create 600,000 jobs too if I smoked crack..


7 posted on 01/31/2010 8:39:51 PM PST by max americana
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To: Nachum
Created?

Any jobs to be counted were gov't union jobs funded from Zer0's stash.

8 posted on 01/31/2010 8:40:07 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Nachum

S T U P I D E S T
P R E S I D E N T
E V A H ! ! ! ! !


9 posted on 01/31/2010 8:40:17 PM PST by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: Nachum
600,000 government jobs with an average salary of $70,000 or more???
10 posted on 01/31/2010 8:40:34 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Nachum
600,000 jobs?

In China, maybe.

You Lie Stamp



11 posted on 01/31/2010 8:41:22 PM PST by FrankR (The ones of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: Nachum

Who added the three extra zeroes at the end?


12 posted on 01/31/2010 8:41:33 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2 million for Sarah Palin: What will you do?)
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To: Nachum

600,000 government jobs?

While how many millions of jobs in the private sector, where wealth is created, were lost?

Wake up, Zero!


13 posted on 01/31/2010 8:41:47 PM PST by Zman516 (muslims, marxists, communists ---> satan's useful idiot corps)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Instead of Friday night release, we now have the Saturday Night release. I do declare, the administration now has "Saturday night fever"...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUmJZ1kyYoU&feature=related

14 posted on 01/31/2010 8:41:59 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Those are the 600,000 people who have come to my door wanting to check the insulation in my attic.
15 posted on 01/31/2010 8:42:15 PM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: stayathomemom

Cash for calkers?


16 posted on 01/31/2010 8:43:42 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

If you blinked at the end of 2009, you missed it.


17 posted on 01/31/2010 8:45:36 PM PST by dr_who
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To: Nachum

One of those new “green jobs”.


18 posted on 01/31/2010 8:45:36 PM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Stuart Varney said on Hannity a couple of days ago to beware of employment stats that include census workers. They of course are temporary and will drop off incrementally as the census winds down.
19 posted on 01/31/2010 8:46:48 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: Nachum
partly because the administration decided in December to count only the jobs paid for with stimulus funding

jobs paid for and jobs reated are 2 different things.

still spin.

check out Freeper JOAT from July 2009

How Stimulus Funds 'Create' Jobs
20 posted on 01/31/2010 8:48:19 PM PST by stylin19a
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To: Nachum

Lying like a rug again?

LOL!


21 posted on 01/31/2010 8:48:20 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Nachum
The Moon is made of green cheese says Oceander. Same degree of reliability and credence, no?


22 posted on 01/31/2010 8:48:58 PM PST by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Nachum
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23 posted on 01/31/2010 8:49:00 PM PST by Canedawg (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: Nachum

Tailors for Mobama?


24 posted on 01/31/2010 8:49:32 PM PST by ltc8k6
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This is too funny. I hereby claim credit for the creation of 137,178 jobs for every pepperoni pizza purchased!

Goat: 1 job saved.
Feed goat: 15,000 jobs saved.
Medications for goat: 10,000 jobs saved.
USDA inspection of goat: 5,000 jobs saved.
Producer buys truck for transporting goat: 100,000 jobs saved.
Producer buys livestock transport cage for truck: 100 jobs saved.
Producer buys license plate and registers truck: 5,000 jobs saved.
Producer buys gas for truck: 1,000 jobs saved.
Producer brings goat to livestock auction: 25 jobs saved.
Butcher slaughters goat: 50 jobs saved.
Goat processed into pepperoni: 1,000 jobs saved.
Order pepperoni pizza for delivery: 7 jobs saved.


25 posted on 01/31/2010 8:59:20 PM PST by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others cite your source.)
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To: Canedawg

He is not lying!!. He created the NJ governor ,Va governor and the Mass senator


26 posted on 01/31/2010 9:00:27 PM PST by italianquaker (My bartender knew about the attempted Christmas attack before odumbo)
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To: italianquaker

I am going to use that line to really hack off some liberals I know! “Yeah, I know of three jobs that Obama created...”


27 posted on 01/31/2010 9:03:35 PM PST by LostInBayport (2010 - The Second American Revolution. The first shot was fired 1/19/2010 -- here in Massachusetts!)
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To: Nachum

There were exactly zero jobs created; all that happened was the transfer of the funding of existing jobs from local/state level to Uncle Sugar.


28 posted on 01/31/2010 9:05:20 PM PST by Newtoidaho (Liberals are nothing more than drooling buffoons. Spread the word.)
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To: Nachum

600,000 was probably the number of job applications they got on whitehouse.gov that claimed they hadn’t paid their taxes for several years, and said their qualification for a government job was that they couldn’t figure out Turbo Tax. /s


29 posted on 01/31/2010 9:05:52 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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To: italianquaker

You know, I heard about you italian quaker guys.

Like the Amish, very terrorism-oriented.

;-


30 posted on 01/31/2010 9:06:57 PM PST by Canedawg (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: Nachum

where the heck are these supposed jobs?


31 posted on 01/31/2010 9:08:12 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: Nachum

Saved 600k civil servant jobs that shouold have been fired!


32 posted on 01/31/2010 9:12:13 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Nachum; All

Pretty bad when President Failure has to crow about temporary CENSUS JOBS, isn’t it?


33 posted on 01/31/2010 9:15:28 PM PST by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: Nachum
Is 600,000 the current bullsh*t number they hallucinated today?

The problem for the democrats is that even the gullible CNN watching Independents are not buying these preposterous lies.

Reminds me of a basic economic fact of life:

A recession is when your neighbor is out of work.

A depression is when you are out of work.

An economic recovery is when Obama is out of work.

34 posted on 01/31/2010 9:21:09 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. - H. L. Menken.)
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To: Nachum

It might have. Seriously, it really might have.

After all, with that big of a slush fund, anyone could create quite a lot of paper “jobs” for a little while. Fully paid ones, too, no (or little) work needed!

Of course, paying for the slush fund certainly cost many times that many real productive jobs. But that’s good, too, at least if you want to destroy America’s economy and use that crisis to completely change America into a marxist state...


35 posted on 01/31/2010 9:57:50 PM PST by piytar (Ammo is hard to find! Bought some lately? Please share where at www.ammo-finder.com)
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To: Nachum

even IF this were true... i wouldn’t brag.

i realize math is not a skill normally associated with the left... but maybe they can keep up.

stimulus money: $780 billion
jobs ‘created’: 600,000

COST PER JOB: $1,300,000

can i get one of these jobs please? (who says working for the gov’t doesn’t pay off?)


36 posted on 01/31/2010 10:09:11 PM PST by sten
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To: Nachum
The headline is bogus. The administration decided to count:
administration decided in December to count only the jobs paid for with stimulus funding

That means, stimulus money is being wasted even worse than we thought.
37 posted on 01/31/2010 10:24:14 PM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: SkyDancer

Paid for with stimulus funds = government/state employees. UNION hacks. When the stimulus funds run out, WE THE PEOPLE will be called upon to pony up MORE money to PAY for these jobs, cause we all know NO ONE has ever been FIRED or DOWNSIZED from a government job.


38 posted on 01/31/2010 11:37:33 PM PST by Semperfiwife (I, my children and my grandchildren are NOT Obama's ATM!!!!)
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To: Nachum
The WaPo article keeps referring to "stimulus recipients", but never goes into detail who or what the recipients are. Are they people or businesses or both? Was the money handed directly over to them? Or did they actually get a "job" (for however many days. . .) so they could be counted as a "job created"?
Remember when Clinton touted his "one million police officers on the street"? The fed paid for exactly one year's worth of salary. After that, it was up to the state, county, city, or town to continue paying the salary or - poof - there goes the job! But Clinton got to make political hay out of it.
Something tells me the U.S. media would not have let Bush get away with something like this. Are they letting Zero get away with it now? Methinks so . . .
39 posted on 01/31/2010 11:56:39 PM PST by jeffc (They're coming to take me away! Ha-ha, hey-hey, ho-ho!)
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To: Canedawg

The Stimu-lie created jobs? Nobody believes that one.


40 posted on 02/01/2010 12:03:20 AM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

................census workers.
***********************************************
ABSOLUTELY! And remember O is hiring 3X the number that did the job in 2000.


41 posted on 02/01/2010 3:34:26 AM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: machogirl
where the heck are these supposed jobs?

A lot are temporary jobs. TXDOT repaved a 15 mile stretch of road, put in new gaurdrails and straightened some curves (which was already planned) using stimulus $$$$$s. Well, that project is done and those people are looking for work again.

42 posted on 02/01/2010 6:48:52 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Hey zero, It is NOT Bush's fault anymore.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

In AZ, many of the jobs were paving, construction on Reservations, construction on Bases, grants to departments at ASU and UA. very little jobs were created or “saved”.


43 posted on 02/01/2010 10:33:06 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: machogirl
In AZ, many of the jobs were paving, construction on Reservations, construction on Bases

The thing about base construction is that it is planned and funded years before the project begins. I work for the military and the new shop we got in 2002, was actually approved by the appropriation committee in 1996.

44 posted on 02/01/2010 11:42:51 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Hey zero, It is NOT Bush's fault anymore.)
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To: Neidermeyer

Census workers and IRS workers. Other than that, can’t see anyone else hiring.


45 posted on 02/01/2010 11:48:46 AM PST by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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