- Conservatives join New Hampshire rally in support of campaign finance reform
- 11 public housing residents complete job readiness training
- Youth health care enrollment event at NIU Rockford Jan. 29
- More than 50 employers at Jan. 29 job fair
- School district’s credit rating remains solid
- State Police seize LSD, cannabis, U.S. currency in I-80 arrest
- Park District names employee, team of the year
- A closer look at fracking for natural gas
- Susan Johnson, copy editor, moves on after 21 years
- Guest Column: Clean Water Act: Supporters of clean water must make their voices heard
Obama is hinting that he needs another stimulus package because the $787 billion package designed to create jobs did not go far enough. The Obama administration claims 2 million jobs from the first stimulus package. Actually, there were just over 142 million people working when he took office, and there are now approximately 139.8 million employed. This is a loss of 2,320,000 jobs. This is not the first time the administration math has been flawed. However, if we take his word for it and calculate the cost of these alleged 2 million jobs, we find the American taxpayer has paid $393,500 for each job created. This is a high price to pay for real or phantom jobs.
Obama has increased the national debt by nearly $4 trillion during his administration. This money has done almost nothing to improve our economy or our quality of life. He has tried to convince the American taxpayer that increased spending is necessary and in our best interest. More spending requires increasing taxes and raising the national debt ceiling. This deceitful approach designed to expand the size of government is a disaster in the making. Our future is at stake in the 2012 election.
From the July 13-19, 2011 issue