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    Re: Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job

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    ...do you measure this on a happiness curve, or is there an appreciation index that can definitively tell us whether it's a rational policy decision? I'm not finding anything in my economics text.

    No, never considered happiness, nor do I think it fits into an economics text book. I only ask that if your going to say it is too much to spend, it is fair to ask what is the appropriate amount to spend, to ask what a job is worth? When would you consider it a good expendenture?

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    Re: Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Just in time for the 4th of July... and unLimited Government.
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    Isn't it embarrassing to have voted for DumBO?
    That's OK... I'm sure it was well meant, but you can correct this error by supporting DumBO's opposition... today.
    It's the American thing to do.

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    Holy cow who made this asinine calculation, some kid from grammar school? Where are supplies and material factored in. Also, the value of the output.

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    Re: Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Holy cow who made this asinine calculation, some kid from grammar school? Where are supplies and material factored in. Also, the value of the output.
    So Petey - what's the actual number since you're obviously so much smarter than the grammar school child ...
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    Re: Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job

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    I merely find it funny that those who whine so much about biased media go so much out of their way to seek biased reporting. Which supports what I suspect, that you just want news to affirm what you believe.
    LOL... I go out of my way to find reports filed from news sources Leftists can't complain about. I believe what I believe, journ-O-lists sometimes land a nugget, and sometimes other news agencies drag them kicking to a story.

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    Re: Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    LOL... I go out of my way to find reports filed from news sources Leftists can't complain about. I believe what I believe, journ-O-lists sometimes land a nugget, and sometimes other news agencies drag them kicking to a story.

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    I have a hard time believing that. All your sources seem to only serve your own confirmation bias.

    Weekly Standard? "I believe i go out of my way"?? Are you serious? That's a blatantly right-leaning publication. That would be like me using The Nation, if you know what it is.
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    Re: Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    The tea party doesn't have any representatives. They have republicans, and republicans did not oppose the bailouts.

    For those working, it helped. Here we kept people employed for a couple of years. They appreciated that. So, how much is a job worth? Worth is about how much will you pay for it. I suspect the answer depends a lot on who you ask. Those who kept woking who wouldn't have otherwise might answer differently than you will.
    We bailouts voted for after the Tea Party Republicans were elected, or before?
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    Re: Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Just in time for the 4th of July... and unLimited Government.
    Viva La Revolución! Viva! Viva!

    Isn't it embarrassing to have voted for DumBO?
    That's OK... I'm sure it was well meant, but you can correct this error by supporting DumBO's opposition... today.
    It's the American thing to do.

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    Re: Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job



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    Re: Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Holy cow who made this asinine calculation, some kid from grammar school? Where are supplies and material factored in. Also, the value of the output.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    So Petey - what's the actual number since you're obviously so much smarter than the grammar school child ...
    Pete? <knock knock knock> Helllooooo??
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    Re: Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    The tea party doesn't have any representatives. They have republicans, and republicans did not oppose the bailouts.
    Republicans most assuredly opposed the The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. No Republican Representatives and only two Republican Senators voted for this union cash cow.

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