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    Help Wanted, Counting Stimulus Jobs

    The Associated Press: SPIN METER: 'Help Wanted' counting stimulus jobs

    From Associated Press.

    Democrats in Oregon are bragging about creating 3236 jobs, using federal stimulus money, but an AP investigation shows most are part time, extremely temporary at that, lasting on average only 35 hours per job.

    The accounting methods used by Oregon at the state level, which consider a "job created" even employment for as short a term as one hour, will NOT be employed by the White House when it comes to measuring the performance of the stimulus nationally.

    Washington will consider part time employment "a half a job." Congress, to its credit, will look at a construction worker hired for 3 months as "a quarter of a job" when it comes to measuring the effect of the stimulus nationally.

    By the more honest reckoning used by the White House and Congress, therefore, AP finds that Oregon for its 176 million dollars of federal stimulus has created the equivalent of 215 "full-time jobs that will last for 3 months," which comes to 53.75 full time jobs for a year.

    More than 3 million dollars per job.

    In Oregon, where lawmakers are spending $176 million to supplement the federal stimulus, Democrats are taking credit for a remarkable feat: creating 3,236 new jobs in the program's first three months.

    But those jobs lasted on average only 35 hours, or about one work week. After that, those workers were effectively back unemployed, according to an Associated Press analysis of state spending and hiring data. By the state's accounting, a job is a job, whether it lasts three hours, three days, three months, or a lifetime.

    "Sometimes some work for an individual is better than no work," said Oregon's Senate president, Peter Courtney.

    Oregon's accounting practices would not be allowed as part of the $787 billion federal stimulus. While the White House has made the unverifiable promise that 3.5 million jobs will be saved or created by the end of next year, when accountants actually begin taking head counts this fall, there are rules intended to guard against exactly what Oregon is doing.

    The White House requires states to report numbers in terms of full-time, yearlong jobs. That means a part-time mechanic counts as half a job. A full-time construction worker who has a three-month paving contract counts as one-fourth of a job.

    Using that method, the AP's analysis of figures in Oregon shows the program so far has created the equivalent of 215 full-time jobs that will last three months.

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    Re: Help Wanted, Counting Stimulus Jobs

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    Re: Help Wanted, Counting Stimulus Jobs

    Although the President went to Caterpillar and RV Manufacturers to stress the need to pass the Porkulus spending bill to save jobs, it obviously was just another political ploy to use the financial crisis to scare people into accepting a very reckless government spending program that was never intended to stimulate the private sector and thereby save and create jobs, but instead intended to stimulate the growth of government and to payoff political patronage at the expense of the private sector and jobs.

    Nevertheless, considering the millions of jobs that have been loss since Obama became President, the notion that the Porkulus spending bill created jobs is absolutely ludicrous and if you believe otherwise, then obviously you will believe anything Obama and the Dhimmicrats tell you.

    Indeed, conservatives warned beforehand that Obamaís Porkulus spending bill would not create jobs and stimulate the private sector but instead would stimulate the growth of government and payoff political patronage at the expense of the private sector, and thatís exactly what happened.

    Not to mention that the Obama administration made sure that no one would get to read the damn bill before the vote.

    Too bad but had the Obama administration used common sense tax cuts to incentivize the private sector instead, millions of job losses would never have occurred and the economy would be in much better shape today. But to do that instead would run counter to the interests of the Dhimmicrat Party, as getting millions of people dependent and hooked on the nanny state is their real intention and you canít do that if you have a strong and vibrant economy.

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    Re: Help Wanted, Counting Stimulus Jobs

    i am so sorry, man, i'm 0 for 3 on this page

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