AP Analysis Reports Unemployment Unchanged by Stimulus Road Projects

by an Unemployed White Male on January 12, 2010

in Business & Economy,Politics & Government,Recession 2009

Analysis: Surge In Spending On Roads, Bridges Only Barely Helped Construction Industry

WASHINGTON — A federal spending surge of more than $20 billion for roads and bridges in President Barack Obama’s first stimulus has had no effect on local unemployment rates, raising questions about his argument for billions more to address an “urgent need to accelerate job growth.” An Associated Press analysis of stimulus spending found that it didn’t matter if a lot of money was spent on highways or none at all: Local unemployment rates rose and fell regardless. And the stimulus spending only barely helped the beleaguered construction industry, the analysis showed.

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My Analysis: Nothing in the Obama’s stimulus package has helped me; I’m still unemployed!

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