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Jobs bill will support 6,900 teachers in Minnesota, White House says

Tom Dooher
Tom Dooher

“No amount of stump speeches or sales pitches can erase the President’s disappointing track record with this economy,” Kline’s spokesman, Troy Young, said Monday. “His call for another half-trillion dollars in stimulus spending ignores the reality that his $1 trillion stimulus of 2009 created debt, not jobs.”

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Comments (7)

  1. Submitted by Ron Gotzman on 10/05/2011 - 10:32 am.

    Once again, this “jobs bill” is basically a special interest pay-off to the unions that give Obama the campaign cash.

  2. Submitted by Thomas Swift on 10/05/2011 - 11:21 am.

    Porkulous I borrowed billions for local governments to distribute to public employee unions. When it was gone, everyone that was hired with the federal credit card got laid off.

    And the economy didn’t budge an inch….

    But Porkulous II is different, right?

  3. Submitted by Dennis Tester on 10/05/2011 - 12:23 pm.

    “The bill would spend more than $500 million to support 6,900 education jobs in Minnesota, according to a White House report.”

    For one year. And then what? Are we going to lay those people off when the federal money runs out? Of course not. And my property taxes have already doubled in the past three years.

  4. Submitted by Bernice Vetsch on 10/05/2011 - 01:13 pm.

    Three in a row: workers are the problem, not the crooks from the gigantic Wall Street banking/investing firms that destroyed the housing market, and of course not Tim Pawlenty whose tax cuts made the rich richer, the poor poorer, and left the property tax as the only way for cities and towns to keep the schools open and the snow shoveled.

    Union money spent on behalf of working Americans is peanuts compared to corporate funds that flood across our country in search of yet more ways to transfer public money into their own pockets and those of their shareholders.

  5. Submitted by Rosalind Kohls on 10/05/2011 - 02:53 pm.

    I’ll bet the majority of the money that Minnesota gets will go into salary increases, pensions and health benefits of teachers who already are employed. Very few school districts will add new teachers.

  6. Submitted by Richard Schulze on 10/05/2011 - 04:58 pm.

    Education cuts and borrowing money from schools is just another form of “class warfare”.

  7. Submitted by craig furguson on 10/06/2011 - 02:35 pm.

    I’m a democrat, but the jobs bill is a bad idea if it undermines social security (cuts the employer and employee social security tax) to help pay for all of this.

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