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To: Kaslin
When TARP first hit, I was testing asphalt against the QC guys from an asphalt plant. They had a bunch of small 2 week paving jobs at airports that were being funded by TARP. Even though it was the same paving crew and truckers, each little 2 - 3 week paving job was counted as being 20 or 30 "new jobs created" with TARP.

With the rats doing the counting, I doubt if they were ever even counted once as a job loss when they were over.

3 posted on 05/21/2012 11:39:06 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Slump Tester

Jesse Kelly (running for Congress AZ-8) reported that when his construction company sat down with the city of Tucson to plan the way ahead on a pipeline contract they’d won, the FedGov was there. They said they were providing the pipe. Which means that every person the private company used on the pipeline was a “new job”, even though most had been with the company for years.

I remember reading, also, that they hired too many Census workers, so laid a bunch of them off. Then rehired them when the actual Census started. All got counted each time as “new jobs”.


6 posted on 05/21/2012 12:39:36 PM PDT by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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