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Federal stimulus brings 25,000 Utah jobs in first quarter

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  • LDS Liberal
    April 17, 2010 7:24 p.m.

    I'm sure Utah would have been better off not accepting evil stimulus.

    Everything from the Feds is evil, dirty, and sinful.
    More Socialism.


    Hypocrites!

    I'm so sad.

  • lost in DC
    April 17, 2010 7:14 a.m.

    the conclusion was made by a highly partisan and therefore thoroughly unreliable source.

    I trust the president of Iran as much as the white house

  • My2Cents
    April 17, 2010 7:01 a.m.

    Temporarily saving 25,000 government jobs doesn't really mean a thing. Wait until next year when there isn't any stimulus money. These 25,000 government employees will be knocking on the door for unemployment. It's deceiving to think the stimulus created jobs when all it did was go in to the state budget to maintain government.

    For the other few hundred underpaid jobs that did come are on welfare too so you can't really call them a job or growth.

    The federal unemployment funds are not job substitutes and don't pay enough for a family to live on so that argument is pure stupidity. It's what happens when unemployment runs out that matters and there are still no jobs in Utah that pay poverty level wages. College students and schools are making more money from taxes than any jobs coming to Utah.

    Government spending and stimulus are temporary and so is Utah's economy. This deception of stimulus is unbelievable and very distorted.

  • Dixie Dan
    April 16, 2010 6:27 p.m.

    Utah Republicans just can't accept or believe that maybe the Stimulus money is actualy working. Whether it saved, hired people either full time or temporary, people are able to work, earn money and provide for their families. That is what it is suppose to do! Too bad President Bush didn't do somethng to help the unemployed instead of going to the summer Olympics. Has the party of "No" presented anything to help the country out of the worse recession in over 70 years yet?

  • Rational
    April 16, 2010 6:24 p.m.

    "'Economic Stimulus Will Accelerate Cleanup of Uranium Mill Tailings in Moab, Create 150 Additional Jobs. "The federal government will provide $108 million from the economic stimulus package to push ahead more quickly with the cleanup of uranium mill tailings from Moab, Utah.'"

    That's $720,000 per job. Sign me up!

    Oh, and it isn't a JOB, it is a PROJECT. Once the project is over, the jobs are gone. Cut taxes for businesses and business owners and they will create jobs that will be sustained for years and years.

  • CPA Howard
    April 16, 2010 6:23 p.m.

    $96,000 per job, I bet the actual job paid less than ~$46/ hour. The overhead to administer these programs is ~ half the cost. It would be cheaper to provide incentives to business to create new jobs not had out our money.

  • the truth
    April 16, 2010 5:53 p.m.

    The stimulus is worthless.

    all it does is create TEMPORARY jobs, at best.


    When the "project" is done all those people are unemployed again.

    rather than fix the economy,

    it is just medicine to HIDE the very real pain.

  • Anti Government
    April 16, 2010 4:10 p.m.

    re: Comsen1

    $96000/job is improvement. Last year it was over $154000/job.

    Lets see $154000 to create a temporary $56000/year job. Hmmmmm.

    Ya sounds like good Democrat math to me.

  • Anti Government
    April 16, 2010 4:07 p.m.

    Oh that famous phrase "created or saved". Heavy on the "saved" part would be my guess. That why it is impossible to disprove.

    More government deception as usual.

    Mid 2009 they came out with a similar statistic....then either ABC or CBS news did an investigation and it was determined that most of the data was simply "made up". Not hard to believe because most of the stimulus money, by design, was funnelled to administration supporters so they naturally make up any propaganda they can to support.

    Anyways upon further investigation it was proven the many jobs that were "saved" were actually never in danger to begin with. Others that were "created" would have been hired with or without the money so a bunch of it was used to give people large raises and bonuses instead of actually hiring "new" jobs.

    Now you know why I picked the screen name I did.

    Our government is becoming more like old Russia, current China or Cuba, and close to Chavez down south.

    Scary.

    These people have to go.

    Vote them out...all of them regardless of party. Clean all the old corruption out and start over.

  • rose
    April 16, 2010 3:36 p.m.

    ps..this is insane for ones looking for a work at all.Very sad whats going to happen later on when its time to retire at all.
    Or for our children or there own family!

  • rose
    April 16, 2010 3:31 p.m.

    I remember when I made $three dollars an hour.
    Of course that was about 45 years ago..

    Make a way over that now When I was working fulltime.
    But only working partime as of now.
    Theres really no Jobs to Secure anyone as much so many of us are having hardships times.
    Me and my husband are ready to Retire soon.
    Weve been fortunate Happy for what we have as of now

  • ComSen1
    April 16, 2010 3:21 p.m.

    Well that comes to $96,000 per job. That's more than twice the national median income. What are these jobs again? I don't think any of them were in the aerospace industry. They must all be Assistant Deputy Undersecretary of Ambiguity for the US Department of Redundancy Department.

  • Pagan
    April 16, 2010 3:10 p.m.

    'Facts and figures speak louder than words, and talk and words are CHEAP! Where are the figures? So me the paper.' - 2:44 p.m.

    Ethel, maybe you need to look.

    Go to the white house website to find this information. I even did it through google. Just search: 'Stimulus for Utah' and it pulls it up.
    Here is an example:

    'Economic Stimulus Will Accelerate Cleanup of Uranium Mill Tailings in Moab, Create 150 Additional Jobs. "The federal government will provide $108 million from the economic stimulus package to push ahead more quickly with the cleanup of uranium mill tailings from Moab, Utah.'

    That has the accounting of these so-called jobs.
    Since you seem to have a hard time believing these numbers and figures I will guess you won't believe what I've just put down.
    Facts and figures are words. The ones you ask for just as you call them cheap.
    You reluctance to accept information shows any any real motivation.

    Good day.

  • Ethel
    April 16, 2010 2:44 p.m.

    Where is the accounting of these so called jobs? The article is as vague as the Whitehouse in reporting.

    You can do better than that. Let's hear where the jobs are in UTAH and what they are, and just WHO was employed. Not who got raises, or bonuses, etc. That is not the same thing, by the way.

    Facts and figures speak louder than words, and talk and words are CHEAP! Where are the figures? So me the paper.