Your tax dollars at work

This CNN headline was just too good to be true:

60 people get jobs from stimulus! SIXTY! That was certainly an efficient use of almost a trillion dollars. Why, 60 jobs in 42 days? That’s 1.4 jobs per day! Sure it’s nowhere near the one two three four million jobs that he promised, but really, over four years, thats over 2,000 jobs.  And if he manages to refrain from passing another stimulus bill, we’ll keep it at under $400 million per job! Man, these must be some kind of jobs, right? I mean, this is the stimulus we’re talking about. I wonder what sort of revolutionary new project these lucky sixty men are working on?

Oh. Highway repair. And it turns out not all 60 were new jobs, but that the new project asking for 60 might allow him to “bring back some laid-off employees.” Oh, and it turns out that the company is being given $2.1 million to complete the six-month project, which comes out to… not really that much after all?

Now I’m not detracting construction jobs, and interstate highway maintenance is one of the few areas where the FedGov actually should be spending money (although this is a state route). But CNN’s grasping at straws here to make something out of nothing, in some sort of vain effort to justify a bloated “stimulus” package, which is not something a respectable news agency should be doing. Not that CNN’s resembled that in years, but still – it’s incredible how hard the media seems to be trying to keep people from realizing how badly we’ve just been screwed by Obama and his band of theives.

But don’t worry. Obama will provide for you.

Obama and LaHood on Tuesday announced the release of $27 billion in funds from the stimulus package “to help states create a 21st-century infrastructure.”

The president said it is part of the “largest new investment in America’s infrastructure since President Eisenhower built the Interstate Highway System.”

Since Eisenhower, man. And we all know how cool he was.

Can anyone take Obama – or CNN – seriously anymore? I certainly can’t.

4 thoughts on “Your tax dollars at work”

  1. Hey, my husband got layed off today, so make that 59 jobs… That’s pathetic and shouldn’t even be newsworthy.

  2. before everyone gets too excited about this stimulus plan of Obama’s, most of it is to be used on intra structure (bridges roads etc.) now unless your blind you know full well that most of the employees doing this kind of work is illegal immigrants. so most of our tax money will go to mexico to help over there. end of discussion!

  3. Kim – sorry to hear that. I hope he finds something soon.

    Larry – but I read on CNN that they’re just doing those jobs because Americans won’t! OBVIOUSLY it’s OUR fault, right? Obama knows best, he’s just looking out for us…

    /sigh

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