Skip to comments.Obama plan seen sparking 400,000 education jobs (Here we go again with the numbers game...)
Posted on 10/04/2011 1:32:45 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
President Barack Obama's latest economic plan could save or create up to 400,000 education jobs, the White House said on Tuesday as Obama pushed his $447 billion plan to revive the economy.
Obama's proposed American Jobs Act would provide $30 billion for state and local efforts to retain, rehire and hire educators, supporting 392,400 jobs, according to projections released by the Education Department and White House Council of Economic Advisers.
That money would last one to two years and states would have to sign agreements they would not use the funding for other purposes.
"We know that putting hundreds of thousands of education workers on the unemployment line would be terrible for children, terrible for education, and would do great damage to our nation's economy," Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in a call with reporters.
State and local governments are still wounded by the collapse in their revenues caused by the housing bust, financial crisis and recession. They are slashing spending, putting schools in a "mixed but deteriorating fiscal situation," the non-partisan Government Accountability Office. recently reported.
Nearly three-fourths of schools expect to cut spending this school year, according to the GAO.
The White House report said state and local funding cuts were putting as many as 280,000 teacher jobs at risk next year.
Texas would get the biggest boost from Obama's initiative, with an estimated 39,500 education jobs being supported by the plan. Obama visited the state on Tuesday to promote his tax and spending plan intended to drive down the nation's 9.1 percent unemployment rate.
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Educations Jobs = Liberal Teachers who join the NEA Teachers Union which drafts all of the money back into the DNC campaign fund. He’s so caring of the children.
First we have 230,000 new EPA jobs, now 400,000 new Education Jobs, all federal workers working to destroy America.
Are those educations jobs called “Education Loan Tele-collector/Smartphone Division Specialist”?
the money always goes to either the rich or to
unions or to teachers.
Where are 400,000 “educators” going to come from, picked off a shelf somewhere, out of a deep-freezer? More top-down, socialist micro-management.
Cut taxes, reduce regulations, then get the sam-hill out of the way!
Don’t we have enough Obama jobs “created or saved”? Do people really want to throw more money down that hole and watch the jobs disappear only to hear how much better off we are than if we hadn’t had those 500,000 jobs “saved”?
Just making things up.
Real Jobs Pay Taxes, not raise them!
Isn’t that what Obama said OBANMACARE would create?
shovel ready again
Education or RE - education? I would bet on the latter..
Those who can’t spur the economy create teaching jobs I guess.
The usual bait and switch, the Feds “give” you the money, you bring the teachers on and then when the dough runs out you are stuck paying for it. What a cheap huckster this guy is
If you view it in the context of Obama’s mission to destroy the American economy, then you understand why he wants to spend more money and create more union members they vote Democrat.
We’ve got many more “educators” than are required.
What we don’t have are good “teachers”.
And the Obamaloon and his West Wing Clown Show of Felon/Cretins won’t do us any good.
President Barack Obama's latest economic plan could waste or squander up to $400 billion dollars.
...and those ‘teachers’ that are actually hired under this scheme will be laid off after a year when the federal money runs out. Evil conservatives obviously to blame.
He isn’t sure if the jobs will be saved or created?
He should go back to the drawing board until he is sure.
Obozo’s still sucking up to his union buddies.