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THE HUMAN WRECKING BALL PRESIDENCY: STIMULUS WROUGHT NET DESTRUCTION OF HALF A MILLION JOBS……..

The Obama administration’s idea behind the stimulus package wasn’t to grow the economy, but to protect government expansion. KGS

Via PowerLine, H/T: Weasel Zippers

Economists Timothy Conley and Bill Dupor have studied the effects of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the purported stimulus bill) with great rigor. Earlier this week, they reported their findings in a paper titled “The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Public Sector Jobs Saved, Private Sector Jobs Forestalled.”The paper is dense and rather lengthy, and requires considerable study. Here, however, is the bottom line:

Our benchmark results suggest that the ARRA created/saved approximately 450 thousand state and local government jobs and destroyed/forestalled roughly one million private sector jobs. State and local government jobs were saved because ARRA funds were largely used to offset state revenue shortfalls and Medicaid increases rather than boost private sector employment. The majority of destroyed/forestalled jobs were in growth industries including health, education, professional and business services.

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