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Old 08-04-2010, 03:43 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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States with the highest jobless rates are getting less money per person under the federal stimulus program than states with below-average unemployment, a USA TODAY analysis finds.
Hard-hit Florida ranks last in stimulus benefits per resident despite having the nation's fifth-highest unemployment rate. Nevada has the nation's worst unemployment — 14.2% — but ranks 46th in stimulus benefits.
By contrast, North Dakota has the nation's lowest jobless rate — 3.6% — but ranks fourth in stimulus benefits. Alaska ranks No. 1 in stimulus aid — $3,505 per person — and has a jobless rate below the 9.5% national rate.


Jobless rates no factor for stimulus money - USATODAY.com
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:07 AM
 
Location: Columbus
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More proof this bill wasn't about creating jobs. It was about getting money to certain areas to help Obama pass his agenda and to get re-elected in 2012.

Anyone that thinks this was about jobs is either ignorant or naive. Take your pick.
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:29 AM
 
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NY state is less populated than Texas but it got more money ! Not clear...Anyway Texas doesn't need it
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:14 AM
 
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States with the highest jobless rates are getting less money per person under the federal stimulus program than states with below-average unemployment, a USA TODAY analysis finds.
Hard-hit Florida ranks last in stimulus benefits per resident despite having the nation's fifth-highest unemployment rate. Nevada has the nation's worst unemployment — 14.2% — but ranks 46th in stimulus benefits.
By contrast, North Dakota has the nation's lowest jobless rate — 3.6% — but ranks fourth in stimulus benefits. Alaska ranks No. 1 in stimulus aid — $3,505 per person — and has a jobless rate below the 9.5% national rate.


Jobless rates no factor for stimulus money - USATODAY.com
Nevada probable has the highest pork from the stimilus!
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:53 AM
 
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Notice that Hawaii ranks in the top half, though its unemployment rate is only 6.3% This has nothing to do with it being the President's native State.
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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NY state is less populated than Texas but it got more money ! Not clear...Anyway Texas doesn't need it
Rick Perry needed it to show a balanced budget.
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:21 AM
 
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Rick Perry needed it to show a balanced budget.
The recovery is strong in Texas, the $18b deficit has been expected in the beginning of 2010, but the recovery in Texas is better than expected, so I think the budget will balanced.
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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States with the highest jobless rates are getting less money per person under the federal stimulus program than states with below-average unemployment, a USA TODAY analysis finds.
Hard-hit Florida ranks last in stimulus benefits per resident despite having the nation's fifth-highest unemployment rate. Nevada has the nation's worst unemployment — 14.2% — but ranks 46th in stimulus benefits.
By contrast, North Dakota has the nation's lowest jobless rate — 3.6% — but ranks fourth in stimulus benefits. Alaska ranks No. 1 in stimulus aid — $3,505 per person — and has a jobless rate below the 9.5% national rate.


Jobless rates no factor for stimulus money - USATODAY.com
Not suprising. The stimulis was not done to save jobs, it was done so we could get this kind of headline:

World Wealth Report 2010: Wealth recovery nearly compensates for 2008 losses as HNWI population grows 17.1% and HNWI wealth reaches $39 trillion (http://www.us.capgemini.com/DownloadLibrary/requestfile.asp?ID=810 - broken link)

Last edited by Chango; 08-04-2010 at 11:44 AM.. Reason: spelling, of course
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:26 AM
 
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More proof this bill wasn't about creating jobs. It was about getting money to certain areas to help Obama pass his agenda and to get re-elected in 2012.

Anyone that thinks this was about jobs is either ignorant or naive. Take your pick.
Looking over the states, I think that even you would find it hard to develop a correlation between stimulus grants and political agenda. Of course that would require looking over the data instead of spamming with ready made talking point.
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:28 AM
 
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Notice that Hawaii ranks in the top half, though its unemployment rate is only 6.3% This has nothing to do with it being the President's native State.
Yeah, got to preserve that huge 4 vote electoral margin for a state he hasn't lived in for, how long?

Perhaps you can explain why Sarah Palin's Alaska did so well? Obama was trying to curry favor with the Momma Grizzly? Yeah right.
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