If you listen to the Marxists progressives on the far left, you would be left thinking that more and more spending by the government is the only way to stimulate the economy. They claim that building roads, bridges, trains, the very infrastructure that forms the backbone of this great land will create jobs, which in turn will generate consumer spending and pull us out of the quagmire we are in. Let government “prime the pump.” Well, if only it were that simple. You might want to sit down for this one:
CITY CONTROLLER RELEASES AUDITS OF HOW LOS ANGELES HAS USED FEDERAL STIMULUS MONEY
$111 Million in ARRA Funds Has Only Created 55 Jobs So Far
Continuing her efforts to ensure that taxpayer money is spent efficiently and effectively, City Controller Wendy Greuel released two audits today of how the City of Los Angeles has used American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds. The audits looked at the how the two departments that have received the largest amount of ARRA funding so far – the Department of Transportation (LADOT) and the Department of Public Works (DPW) – have used those funds and how many jobs were created. Los Angeles becomes the largest City in America to conduct an audit of how ARRA funds have been expended.
DPW has received $70.65 million and created or retained 45.46 jobs, though they are expected to create 238 jobs overall (the fraction of a job created or retained correlates to the number of actual hours works). LADOT has been awarded $40.8 million and created or retained 9 jobs, though they are expected to create 26 jobs overall. Overall, the Departments have received $111 million in federal stimulus funds out of the $594 million the City has been awarded so far and created or retained 54.46 jobs.
Turn on the printing presses at the Treasury, we’re going to need it at this pace! 55 jobs! Nice job Obama.
The only way to ensure that we emerge from the depression in which we find ourselves is to restore confidence in the market. Restore confidence in small business. Restore confidence in the very people that can save us; the producers. Unleashing the brilliance and ingenuity of man will allow the God given talents and abilities shine. Confidence in the future is door we must open; liberty is the key that will unlock it.
The choice this November couldn’t be any clearer
An incredible thing happened yesterday in Delaware, something that I never thought I would see in my life time. The courage that the voters displayed in the GOP primary is refreshing and should be instructive for us all. Despite the numerous predictions of the overwhelming odds against Christine O’Donnell in the race for Delaware senator, the people spoke…loudly!
The Washington GOP and establishment just don’t seem to get it yet. They don’t seem to understand what is transpiring outside the bubble that surrounds Washington. Yet the people know and refuse to back down. The American people are no longer on the sidelines and the sleeping giant has awaken. The GOP better get a clue, or they will be left behind when the train leaves the station.
Looks like the race in New York is tightening up and the three horse race may be down to two. Via the Fix:
“Polling and conversations with those close to the contest on both sides suggest it is now a two-person race between Hoffman and Democrat Bill Owens with Scozzafava fading badly”
Guess that Newt didn’t see this coming at all. This race is more than just politics as usual, this is most certainly a referendum on the current state of the Republican party and will send a strong message to other Republicans seeking re-election.
Newt Gingrich continues to marginalize himself among conservatives with his continued support of the liberal in sheep’s clothing, Dede Scozzafava. Via Gateway pundit:
Newt could not be more off base here. He is playing politics, plain and simple. What he fails to understand is that the Republican party should not be looking for the people to come and support it, but rather they should be going to the people to support them! This is a Constitutional Representative Republic. We the people are the foundation of this great country, not a party or group or government. It is about time that the RINOs and establishment Republicans realize that the people are conservative by nature. Just see the latest Gallup poll:
Now, I am not a one issue voter, however, if you get past her 15% conservative rating, her pro stimulus stance, her pro-gay marriage support, and her support for extending and raising taxes, then the nail that seals the coffin is the her pro-abortion stance.
Ded Scozzafava is not a conservative. She is not what the American people are. I like Newt Gingrich on may things, but he is slowly losing my support. He needs to get out of the spotlight and keep a lid on it!
There is a special election that is going to take place in New York district 23 in which conservative principles are being tested, Doug Hoffman needs all the support that we can get. Breaking away from the establishment, Doug Hoffman is gaining ground with his strong conservative perspective. There is a super liberal republican running by the name of Dede Scozzafava and make no mistake about it, she is about a liberal as they come. In fact, she is so liberal, she gives Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins a run for their money. Michelle Malkin sums it up nicely:
“The GOP establishment: Always, always its own worst enemy.”
Then you get Niel Cavuto, who I like when it comes to economics, but for some reason can’t understand his view on the race in new York.
We now have the opportunity to make a stand. We have the chance to say to the Republican Party that we are not going to tolerate them support candidates with liberal views. It is time the standup and realize that the country is conservative.
I like what Jeri says regarding a long term strategy. We need to get away from the short term politics and develop a strategy that will stand the test of time.
Please support Doug Hoffman in his upcoming race.