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Gayle in MD
10-06-2009, 03:13 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">VIDEO: Stimulus Opponent Cantor Hosts Job Fair With Jobs Fueled By The Stimulus
House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) has been one of the Recovery Act’s most vocal critics. Despite evidence that that the stimulus is helping to turn around the economy, Cantor repeatedly says that it is “failing” to “create jobs.” On Monday, Cantor hosted a job fair in Midlothian, VA, to demonstrate how he — and not the Obama administration — is working on “long-term solutions that will put Virginia businesses and Virginia workers back on the path to financial stability.”

ThinkProgress attended the event, which attracted more than 2,000 people. Watch a video report on Cantor’s stimulus-fueled job fair:

VIDEO: Stimulus Opponent Cantor Hosts Job Fair With Jobs Fueled By The Stimulus
House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) has been one of the Recovery Act’s most vocal critics. Despite evidence that that the stimulus is helping to turn around the economy, Cantor repeatedly says that it is “failing” to “create jobs.” On Monday, Cantor hosted a job fair in Midlothian, VA, to demonstrate how he — and not the Obama administration — is working on “long-term solutions that will put Virginia businesses and Virginia workers back on the path to financial stability.”

ThinkProgress attended the event, which attracted more than 2,000 people. Watch a video report on Cantor’s stimulus-fueled job fair:




The Recovery Act created and saved jobs by injecting funds into local governments, while also fueling demand in the private sector by spurring improvements to infrastructure and other critical projects. ThinkProgress found in Chesterfield County that many jobs represented by employers at the job fair were a direct result of those funds:

–Commercial building contractor Colonial Webb credits the stimulus package with helping to create 20 new jobs. Colonial Webb, a firm that deals directly with helping to increase energy efficiency and LEED certification, is directly benefiting from Virginia’s $164 million in stimulus grants for weatherization and energy-efficiency programs.

–The Chesterfield County Police Department, which has received $505,822 through the stimulus, created 10 jobs.

–Chesterfield County Public Schools received over $4.4 million in funds from the stimulus. The money help plug budget gaps while aiding in 61 new hires.

–The Henrico County Police Department received over $63,069 from the stimulus and created 1 new job. The department also received $458,132 in stimulus money, helping to save other jobs.

It’s worth noting that among the job fair participants, more than half were from the public sector, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, the CIA, FBI, Army and the Department of Motor Vehicles –- even though Cantor previously has criticized the stimulus plan for placing too great an emphasis on “preserving jobs in the public sector.”

Over the next two years, Chesterfield County will receive more than $38 million in stimulus funding. Fliers were also displayed at the job fair advertising stimulus-enabled unemployment aid. Sixty two million dollars in stimulus funding is headed to Virginia that will extend unemployment benefits, providing many at the job fair with a lifeline.




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See the hypocritical POS video here:

http://thinkprogress.org/2009/08/20/cantor-job-fair/

Deeman3
10-06-2009, 03:21 PM
82 new jobs and only about 40% of the stimulous package spent. How can we go wrong?

By the time this is completely spent, we will have several hundred new jobs created. Only 3,499,500 to go....

Way to go Congress! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

Gayle in MD
10-06-2009, 03:34 PM
You're slanting the information by not counting the number of jobs that have been saved.

Also, many of the projects have not yet began.

And, what does that have to do with the Republicans bashing the stimulus left and right, bashing obama left and right, and then lining right up for their cut?

I see also now that the California Governor is speaking out in favor of the public option on Health Care.

More of them will do so in the future, so don't forget our bet!

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Gayle in MD

pooltchr
10-06-2009, 04:07 PM
There is no way to count "saved" jobs. Playing the "what would have happened" game is a lesson in futility.
We do, however, know how many jobs have been lost since the stimulus passed. The latest unemployment reported 9.8%, the highest in 25 years. Businesses are not hiring, they are continuing to cut back. That means more jobs will likely be lost between now and the end of the year. Many people have been on unemployment so long that their benefits run out, and they are no longer counted as unemployed.
If there is government money creating some new jobs, they aren't even enough to replace the ones being lost. Annd you have the nerve to spin this to make it look like a negative for the right. If there are job openings, regardless of how they may have been funded, and someone trying to set up unemployed people with the jobs, it seems like the right thing to do.
Stimulus was a terrible spending bill, and everyone with a brain should have opposed it. But it was forced on us, so what is wrong with taking advantage of the small benefits that might result from it?

Steve

eg8r
10-07-2009, 08:04 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">You're slanting the information by not counting the number of jobs that have been saved.</div></div>When did "saving" a job come into the equation? The left has only been talking about creating jobs.

Good job Deeman, Congress should be real proud of themselves. 82 jobs, wow, they probably need another vacation after all that hard work.

eg8r

Gayle in MD
10-07-2009, 09:40 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Deeman3</div><div class="ubbcode-body">82 new jobs and only about 40% of the stimulous package spent. How can we go wrong?

By the time this is completely spent, we will have several hundred new jobs created. Only 3,499,500 to go....

Way to go Congress! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

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<span style="color: #000066"> Under Bush the job losses were up above 600,000 a month. Now, they have dropped down to less than half of that.

Berneke has stated that the recesion is ending.

The Recession, and the job losses, comenced during Bush's Administration.

So of the number people collecting unemployment, many of them lost their jobs during Bush, and stayed unemployed, after he collapsed our economy with faulty Republican policies, such as waging wars, and cutting taxes, and borrowing to pay for all of it, from communist china, and looking the other way while they cheated us in the global market throughout his tenure.

And, we all know, that after a deep recession and near BUSH DEPRESSION, jobs are the last to recover.

Since Obama took office, he has improved every other indicator, and hence, Bernake says the recession is over.

Much of our critical circumstances is a result of outsoucing and throughout the Bush Administration, we lost jobs. solving the job loss problems is going to be tough, because for once, we have a president who isnt into stop gag methods, and realizes that we have to rebuild our job levels with jobs that cannot be outsourced, such as, renewable energy, an on-going problem, and the core of the threat from the Middle East, and to the planet.

Reasonable people understand this, dummies, deny all of it.

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Polluting our environment is directly related to cancer, and many other diseases. That is a proven fact. Another denial tactics of Republican philosophies, which traditionally are always on the side of the corporate bottom line, regardless of the poison and illness they continue to create.

BAsically, Republicans are on the side of everything that is destroying life, health, a solid economy, and the American Dream, which provides opportunity for all, not just the filthy rich, who don't give a damn about how much poison, or how man die, to enhance thier bank roles.

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