Stimulus credited with creating or saving 5,800 Utah jobs in 2nd quarter

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  • Hanksboy
    Aug. 2, 2010 8:48 a.m.

    Take a breath and stop calling people names, Christy. Schoolyard pettiness does nothing to add to constructive dialogue. While the federal "stimulus" did help save some jobs, at least for the short term, you, I and everyone else will pay for it with tax increases and/or cuts in other programs. It's an old chestnut but "there is no free lunch." Especially where the government is concerned.

  • the truth
    July 31, 2010 5:41 p.m.

    RE: Christy

    PROVE, first, that 5800 jobs were actually saved.

    Talk is cheap.

  • Christy
    July 31, 2010 1:48 p.m.

    Why don't any of you haters answer my question? Would you have preferred nothing be done and those 5800 jobs not have been saved? Resulting in more unemployment benefits paid out? Resulting in more home foreclosures?

    Just admit it. This administration can do NO RIGHT in your eyes. It's pathetic.

  • CJ
    July 31, 2010 1:21 p.m.

    Obama gave the South Koreans 154 million to create 300 jobs in Michigan, that's about 500k per job. Whatever jobs were "saved" in Utah probably cost about the same. Who do you suppose is going to pay for all this "saving of jobs"? A job created or "saved" is of no value or little value when we pay this kind of money for each of them. This is what we all get for drinking the Obama kool aid two years ago.
    When Obama loses his job we will all be able to get a job again,until then, forget it.

  • Timo
    July 31, 2010 12:00 p.m.

    What a load of manure! The fact that our state has a stimulus czar is both ridiculous and alarming.

  • My2Cents
    July 31, 2010 4:04 a.m.

    In other words, the long term benefit is more taxes to keep these low income jobs. This is not a benefit, its deceitful misrepresentation and corruption.

    These funds should be used for private industry jobs and one time costs, not permanent government waste and an excuse to raise taxes. Please, also report what jobs were saved outside of government employees?

    There is clear and present fraud in the DWS, why don't these government officials do something to free up the billions of dollars the DWS is spending fraudulently?

  • Steven S Jarvis
    July 30, 2010 7:12 p.m.

    The problem is in how the state reported the number to the feds. The state inflated numbers counting jobs to fill out forms, sign checks and other paper pushing things. These were pre-existing jobs.

    I am grateful my job was saved through ARRA.

  • Steven S Jarvis
    July 30, 2010 7:03 p.m.

    The problem with the numbers is the dishonesty of the State government report to the feds. They were the ones who were responsible for reporting how that federal government check was spent in Utah and if they say a job was created for someone to sign a paper then that number is counted. The state government is just as corrupt as the feds.

    I am one of those who maintained his job because of ARRA funds. I wonder just how many people maintained jobs that would have been lost had the feds not stepped in. I am not looking forward to a year from now when the ARRA funds leave education and heavy cuts have to be made. Most people thought the cuts already were significant. They were but a haircut. In January the State is going to raise taxes and cut education severely.

  • Earl
    July 30, 2010 6:57 p.m.

    Here's the laugher: "While we recognize there will be long-term costs to the taxpayers for the ARRA program, there certainly have been short-term benefits." That's like saying that although the poison you took will eventually kill you, it makes you feel good in the short run.

  • Christy
    July 30, 2010 6:54 p.m.

    Would you have been happier seeing 5800 more Utahns out of work, had nothing been done?

  • The Judge
    July 30, 2010 6:29 p.m.

    Sheesh. First 25000. Now 5,800. You really believe this garbage?