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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Money is being spent so wisely from the first stimulus bill, I can't imagine why anyone is opposed to spending more:

    Federal agencies are spending stimulus money at the rate of $196 million an hour. And they will do so every hour for the next eight months until a September 30, 2010, deadline.

    Grassley said he fears much of the money is going to some individuals and businesses that don't qualify for it and projects that do not serve taxpayers best interests. Judge for yourself:

    -- $233,000 to the University of California at San Diego to study why Africans vote. Jobs created: 12, but seven of those are Africans in Africa.

    -- In Nevada, $2 million in stimulus money built a new fire station, but because of budget cuts, the county can't afford to hire firefighters to work there.

    -- Penn State University got $1.5 million to study plant fossils in Argentina. Of 5 jobs created, 2 belong to Argentines.

    -- Researchers the State University of New York at Buffalo got $389,000 to pay 100 Buffalonians $45 each to record how much malt liquor they drink -- and how much pot smoke each day. Consumption is then reported via an automated phone hotline. Cost per job: almost $200,000.

    -- The Obama administration is spending $5 billion to weatherize homes. But one Texas county spent $4 million to weatherize just 47 homes. That's $78,000 per house. Each retrofit is supposed to save homeowners $500 a year in energy costs. That means taxpayers will recoup their investment in 156 years, long after the home is probably torn down.

    -- Two Arizona universities got almost $1 million dollars so 3 grad students can study how ants work. That's more than $300,000 per job.

    -- Companies that raise tropical fish, shellfish, catfish, alligators and even turtles qualify for $50 million in tax money to buy fish food.

    -- North Carolina public schools received $4.4 million to hire math and literacy coaches, not for students, but teachers. That's 64 people paid $70,000 each to teach teachers how to teach reading and math.
    Read more: Millions In Stimulus Spending Being Doled Out For Questionable Jobs | Fox News

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Jryan View Post
    I'm leaning socialist because I think the government should own cable/power companies.
    That's it? One sector, and you consider yourself a Socialist? Man, and we are not supposed to understand what socialism is......heh, heh....


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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

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    American Jobs Bill?

    From ABC News, today:
    With the approval of the Obama administration, an electric car company that received a $529 million federal government loan guarantee is assembling its first line of cars in Finland, saying it could not find a facility in the United States capable of doing the work.

    Vice President Joseph Biden heralded the Energy Department's $529 million loan to the start-up electric car company called Fisker as a bright new path to thousands of American manufacturing jobs. But two years after the loan was announced, the job of assembling the flashy electric Fisker Karma sports car has been outsourced to Finland.
    As the Car Talk guys might say BOGUS!

    ABC Uncovers Scandal: Electric-Car Companies Using Federal Money To Create American Jobs | Media Matters for America

    ABC News has published a lengthy article on its website that misleadingly suggests taxpayers are being ripped off because a car company that got a federal loan guarantee is assembling its vehicles in Finland. The story is headlined "Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Builds Cars In Finland."

    In fact, the article reports that the company, Fisker Automotive, has created 100 auto-plant jobs in Delaware in addition to 500 manufacturing jobs in Finland. Fisker's founder also told ABC that his company has spent the federal money it has received on marketing, engineering, and design work done in the United States, not on the Finnish jobs.


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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Wow, ONE whole American job vs.FIVE jobs for the Fins. Sounds like a great investment of our tax money. <sarcasm off>

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    So how does that change the FACT that 500 jobs were created in Finland and 100 jobs in the U.S? That is your idea of a liberal success?

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Wow, ONE whole American job vs.FIVE jobs for the Fins. Sounds like a great investment of our tax money. <sarcasm off>
    the Obama apologists can never admit that they are wrong or were duped by the Obama rhetoric

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    the Obama apologists can never admit that they are wrong or were duped by the Obama rhetoric
    Absolutely. What I found outrageous about the whole affair is the dubious claim that they could find no facilities in the U.S. that could build the cars. If anyone believes that, I've got a bridge over the Ohio River for sale.

    I wonder how much the Finnish government gave them to locate there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Absolutely. What I found outrageous about the whole affair is the dubious claim that they could find no facilities in the U.S. that could build the cars. If anyone believes that, I've got a bridge over the Ohio River for sale.

    I wonder how much the Finnish government gave them to locate there?
    Obama's goal is to generate 1 BILLION dollars for his re-election. Wonder how many Americans that billion dollars would help?

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    Obama's goal is to generate 1 BILLION dollars for his re-election. Wonder how many Americans that billion dollars would help?
    Not sure how many Americans...........but it would probably keep a couple solar panel companies out of bankruptcy for a few months.

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

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    Obama's goal is to generate 1 BILLION dollars for his re-election. Wonder how many Americans that billion dollars would help?
    As far as Mitt's $32mill will go to help Wall Street and Big Business.
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