Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Stimulus Was Supposed to Create Jobs

That's what we were told, right? Government does not create jobs, the private sector does.

We see now from the Cincinnati Enquirer that this isn't happening there.

"Four major projects will widen or improve parts of Interstate 75 in Hamilton County, the Ohio 4 bypass in Butler County, US 27 in Campbell County and 12th Street in Covington.

"But after those four, most of the rest of the highway stimulus money will go for routine maintenance or resurfacing work. Construction so far on all the projects has created or retained fewer than 200 jobs since the money started flowing this spring, an Enquirer analysis shows."

And the article continues with its analysis later:

"Still, only seven jobs had been created or retained by Northern Kentucky projects under way through August, according to state records."

You can find the original article here.

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