Team Obama seems to have settled on 2 million as the number of jobs “saved or created” by the $800 billion “stimulus” bill. I won’t deny that perhaps some jobs were “saved or created”; in Illinois, where they poured in $242 million of “stimulus,” it was a banner year for people providing “weatherization” services for government housing. But these are not real jobs, and the taxpayer money used to “save or create” them didn’t stimulate anything lasting, except more government debt. As Evan Bayh honestly pointed out, government hasn’t created even one job over the last six months in the private sector, which is the engine of the real economy.
Posted on February 18, 2010 by Stan Guthrie
About Stan GuthrieStan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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