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“Stimulus” Creates One Job in California’s 2nd Largest City

Had President Obama not promised the “stimulus” which passed at the start of his term would keep the unemployment rate down below 8%, with multitudinous new jobs created driving that percentage down even further, he–and his party–would not own the increasing unemployment rate as they now do.

Nationwide, nearly three  million jobs lost nationwide since the “stimulus” passed.  In the Golden State alone, 336,400 more people have lost their jobs since our Senators voted for that $787 billion piece of legislation with our junior Senator promising the bill would put Californians to work.  One in eight Californians are out of work, with the unemployment rate hitting a post-World War II high.

With that junior Senator, Ma’am Barbara Boxer making what we believe to be her first visit to San Diego in over two years to tout the success of that “stimulus,” a local TV station there found it created a grand total of one new job. That’s right, one job created in the largest state’s second largest city.

As the unemployment rate continues to climb, don’t expect the Democrats’ rating here to remain as high as it has been.

Let us hope to see more media outlets report of our hapless junior Senator whose “dishonest representation of NIH grant money for research as ‘stimulus’ funds” KUSI exposed.  To be sure, a Republican has an uphill climb in this Democratic state, but when people start seeing how poor they unemployment situation has been in California under Mrs. Boxer’s watch, they’ll wonder about her effectiveness in Washington.

Recall the unemployment rate has increased by 33% since Mrs. Boxer was first elected to the Senate in 1992 (during a recession, I might add).

Mrs. Boxer and the President can go on all they want about how many jobs the “stimulus” has created or saved, but their claims don’t change the fact that the “stimulus” created a total of one job in the state’s second largest city while nearly 350,000 fewer people in the Golden State have jobs than did when Mrs. Boxer voted to spnd nearly one trillion dollars of our money (and that of our descendants), claiming it would put people back to work.



  1. […] “Stimulus” Creates One Job In California’s 2nd Largest City […]

    Pingback by Headlines Exposed 11.17.2009 — — November 17, 2009 @ 7:56 am - November 17, 2009

  2. The problem with so-called “stimulus” is that it’s not a stimulus, it’s a sedative – or a poison. We’ve been “stimulating” our way into the current mess for decades. We need less of it.

    It’s socialism under a new name. All “stimulus” is paid for in one of three ways: the government taxes, the government borrows, or the government prints new money from thin air, which undermines or destroys the value of existing money – also known as, people’s savings. In all three ways, the government DISCOURAGES (not encourages) job creation and new businesses, or even destroys jobs outright. It also discourages capital formation, making jobs less capital-intensive – i.e., crappier. But at 0% interest rates, the asset markets are up and people can still borrow-and-spend, so they’re sedated into thinking things are OK. With “stimulus”, we’re all frogs in the pan, being boiled alive and lulled to sleep by it.

    If “stimulus” works to help the real economy (what’s left of it), then why shouldn’t we do far larger amounts of it? Why not send $1 million to every American family to “stimulate” the economy, and run $1 quadrillion deficits? But of course it doesn’t work. At best, it only postpones the effects of recessions which are a necessary economic healing process, to liquidate the crappy investments of the previous fake, “stimulated” boom period. Each new hit of “stimulus” thus guarantees a larger recession in the end, when it simply can’t be postponed any longer – just like a drug addict getting fix after fix, guarantees that his ultimate crash will be one for the history books.

    Job *stagnation* is part of the hidden agenda of “stimulus”. The people who support it behind the scenes – e.g., funding its advocates in universities, media and Congress – want a business world economy in which very little ever changes; in which their positions are safe, because there is no way they can fail and little or no threat from rising competitors. America’s “lazy rich” and lazy business people are instinctively drawn to the Democrats.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — November 17, 2009 @ 9:22 am - November 17, 2009

  3. Sorry, typo, “…want a business world -or- economy…”

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — November 17, 2009 @ 9:29 am - November 17, 2009

  4. Dan, both you and ILC hit on the biggest problem with the Stimulus Spending Spree -Obama (SSS Obama).

    In Michigan, the liberal, pro-Democrat Detroit Free Press reported yesterday that, after reviewing the supposed-jobs created or retained in Michigan by the SSS Obama, the net jobs created cost about $2.7m per job. $2.7m per job.

    For instance, Muskegon-based Great Lakes Docks would be a typical example. GtLksDock won two contracts from the Army Corps of Engineers — one for $1.3 million to dredge Monroe Harbor (south of Detroit) and another for $4 million to repair the 2-mile-long seawalls along the channel from Lake Michigan to Saugatuck Harbor (west side of the state). Under reports released Thursday, those contracts have created two jobs.

    Two jobs for $4.3 million on the SSS Obama.–stimulus-contracts-aren%5C-t-big-boost-for-Michigan-jobs

    If Michigan’s experience mirrors the experience in other states –and I’m pretty sure it probably does– the SSS Obama makes earmarking look like pikers bobbing for apples in comparison.

    Where is the outrage? Where are the special interest 528 ads slamming this program? The UAW-AFL have ads running for Blue Dawgs that voted for the Health Care Plan last week… where are our people? Michael Steele needs to start doing something other than dressing like a trial lawyer for show TV.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — November 17, 2009 @ 10:26 am - November 17, 2009

  5. MM, I’m a tad surprised to be included in your compliment, but thank you.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — November 17, 2009 @ 11:18 am - November 17, 2009

  6. But it did pull us out of the worst recession since the depression.
    Stimulus passed, hit the economy, we finally broke out of the recession we were in since 2007.

    The fact is the recession was worse than predicted. If Jobs follow the stimulus led recovery, Dems will be in control of the Congress and Prez for at least the next 10 years!!!!
    If not, they might not.

    Its no wonder this site and so many other conservatives are cheerleading job losses.

    Comment by gillie — November 17, 2009 @ 11:21 am - November 17, 2009

  7. ILC, I call ’em as I see ’em.

    gillie– the SSS Obama pulled us out of the recession?? Did you actually write that even though Obama’s own Chief Economic Advisor has explained it did jack-shit for the economy, failed it’s #1 task of keeping unemployment under 8% and will require massive revenue hikes to pay for it at some point in the near future?

    My God, gillie, you are the blind monkey/energizer bunny that just keeps a’goin no matter what truth tosses into your path… you don’t even stumble or choke on repeating the democrat underground talking points… that’s some control over the gag reflex. Where’d ya practice that?

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — November 17, 2009 @ 11:46 am - November 17, 2009

  8. But it did pull us out of the worst recession since the depression.
    Stimulus passed, hit the economy, we finally broke out of the recession we were in since 2007.

    So many things wrong with that, only gillie/Tano could say it. Where do I start?

    1) No. It didn’t pull us out of anything.

    2) So what if it did or does, barely? Please read (or re-read) #1. “Stimulus” can only postpone recessions, making the final crash that much harder. I don’t look forward to it, but given that it must hit, I hope it hits during your Dear Leader’s reign because, with his $1.5 trillion deficits, he will have deserved it.

    3) At other times, gillie, the DNC / MoveOn / Kos talking points are going to tell you to say that the “stimulus” *has not* hit the economy yet. (So they can shield the Dear Leader from blame, justify more “stimulus”, etc.) When that happens, will you remember or care at all that you just tried to tell us it did hit the economy and cured the recession already?

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — November 17, 2009 @ 11:47 am - November 17, 2009

  9. It’s too bad the White House’s “Office of Fishey Reports” isn’t still up and running… because we could report the White House Office on Recovery and LyinJoeBiden’s fishey jobs created/jobs saved report on the SSS Obama.

    Oh wait, that’s right… they wanted us to report on other people being fishey, not when we caught them smelling like a rotten carp sitting in the in-basket on a Chicago community organizer’s desk.

    Oooops, that comment might get me placed on Obama’s Enemies List. It’s a price I’ll pay.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — November 17, 2009 @ 12:45 pm - November 17, 2009

  10. Well, that’s one job more than we had when Bush was in office! (Just kidding.)

    Comment by Chuck — November 17, 2009 @ 2:00 pm - November 17, 2009

  11. Chuck, indeed.
    – Bush unemployment rates: 4 to 6%. 8% tops.
    – Obama unemployment rates: inherited 8%; now at 10% and still climbing.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — November 17, 2009 @ 5:16 pm - November 17, 2009

  12. […] “Stimulus” Creates One Job in California’s 2nd Largest City […]

    Pingback by GayPatriot » Her novels may not sell well, but when it comes to job creation in the Golden State, Ma’am Boxer has a knack for fiction — November 17, 2009 @ 6:35 pm - November 17, 2009

  13. Obama “saves or creates how many jobs?”

    in non existant congressional districts????

    boobs, morons, idiots and dolts.
    where’s Tano and gillie

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — November 17, 2009 @ 7:03 pm - November 17, 2009

  14. Mostly local newspapers and independent conservative blogs are ripping and tearing apart the Obama jobs saved created document that was
    “triple checked ” before being released.
    Liars and boobs.
    I’m wondering can we trust the Obama admin claim that we only have 10.2% unemployment. Can we get an independent audit of those numbers as well. You can’t trust the state run media to investigate these lies.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — November 17, 2009 @ 7:07 pm - November 17, 2009

  15. If the stimulus “created jobs ” is all a mirage how do we know the
    10.2%unemployment isn’t 15%
    or the third quarter growth instead of +3% isn’t a lie too and is more like
    MINUS 3%
    You can’t trust anything these lying liberal Democrats say now!
    Liars and cheats.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — November 17, 2009 @ 9:39 pm - November 17, 2009

  16. Perhaps gillie is referring to the economy in one of those newly-discovered congressional districts.

    Comment by SoCalRobert — November 17, 2009 @ 9:47 pm - November 17, 2009

  17. […] not claimed the Democrats’ “stimulus” would keep unemployment at or below 8%, he would not “own” the jobless rate so early in his term.  But, now it’s his problem in more ways than one.  ABC’s Rick Klein contends: “The […]

    Pingback by GayPatriot » If “Stimulus” really did “save or create” so many jobs, what happens when federal funds dry up? — November 18, 2009 @ 7:02 pm - November 18, 2009

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