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Locally: $3.8 Million Per Stimulus Job

By Greg L | 6 January 2010 | National Politics, Local Economy | 4 Comments

If it weren’t bad enough that taxpayers shelled out over five million dollars to “save or create” one-tenth of one job in Orange, Virginia, it turns out that we’ve been funneling money to zip codes in Virginia that don’t even exist, according to the Old Dominion Watchdog.  The “stimulus” program has clearly devolved into a slush fund for priorities of the Democratic Party where massive amounts of taxpayer dollars are wasted, at best, and we borrow money we cannot afford to repay from countries that clearly don’t have our best interests at heart.  As the mind-boggling fraud and abuse continues to be revealed, voters increasingly are getting disgusted with Congress and this administration.

In our neck of the woods, here are the “impressive” results all this new debt has brought us according to Recovery.org:

Zip code 20109:  Spent: $1.5 million  Jobs “created or saved:” Zero
Zip code 20110: Spent: $22.5 million  Jobs “created or saved:” 15.6
Zip code 20111: Spent: $1.3 million  Jobs “created or saved:” Zero
Zip code 20112: Spent: $36.5 million  Jobs “created or saved:” Zero

So in this local area, government borrowed over $60 million dollars that our children will have to repay in order to “create or save” precisely 15.6 jobs at a rough cost of $3.8 million dollars each.  Wow, that’s some government efficiency for you.  I can really see how the injection of such a huge amount of money into our local economy has really turned things around and we’re enjoying boom times once again.

How freakin’ ridiculous can you get.

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  1. Loudoun Insider said on 6 Jan 2010 at 6:30 pm:
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    Ugh. In Loudoun County the Chairman of the Loudoun County Democratic Committee got a job doling out stimulus funds from the Department of Energy even though he has no experience in that field. This money then went to fund a bogus energy plan sole-sourced to a special consultant for $250k, said plan that sets up that consultant and his “strategic partners” for $2 million more in stimulus fund work. And of course this is all while the supervisor guiding that plan through the county had a job as Executive Director of the Climate Prosperity Project, which is tied in with the Clinton Global Initiative. Nice work when you can get it! Change is certainly working out very well for the properly connected, isn’t it?

  2. REG said on 6 Jan 2010 at 9:37 pm:
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    Prince William County educators received 25 million in federal stimulus funds in 2009. That was sufficient funding to provide a pay raise for the entire county employees of ~ 3%. While the county board of ed does not attribute this funding source as providing the funds for the pay raise, it is painfully obvious that federal stimulus funds made the pay raise possible. Fact, without the federal stimulus funds, there would not have been a teacher pay raise in Prince William County.

    While our hardworking teachers do deserve a good salary, this use of federal stimulus money is outrageous. Oh, by the way, Prince William is also to receive another 25 million in federal stimulus funds for the next school year too. Looks like our teachers will be getting another pay raise thanks to good ol’ Uncle Sam’s ability to print money.

    Problem, the county (actually only the county taxpayers) will need to fund this federally boosted salary inflation in future years. Do you care?

  3. Loudoun Insider said on 6 Jan 2010 at 11:51 pm:
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    Well, at least that money is going to a certified Obama constituency. That’s all that matters, right?

  4. REG said on 7 Jan 2010 at 7:34 pm:
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    Yep. Pay for play, no better example.

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