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  1. #1 Despite Stimulus Funds, States to Cut More Jobs 
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    Well who woulda thunk it? The 0s stimulus is not stimulating as advertized!

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    Eleven weeks after Congress settled on a stimulus package that provided $135 billion to limit layoffs in state governments, many states are finding that the funds are not enough and are moving to lay off thousands of public employees.

    The state of Washington settled on a budget two weeks ago that will mean 1,000 layoffs at public colleges and several times that many in elementary and high schools.

    The governor of Massachusetts, who cut 1,000 positions late last year, just announced 250 layoffs, with more likely to come soon.

    Arizona has already laid off 800 social service workers this year and is facing the likelihood of deeper cuts over the next two. The state no longer investigates all complaints of child or elder abuse.

    "Don't be a child or a vulnerable adult in Arizona," said Tim Schmaltz of the Protecting Arizona's Family Coalition.

    The layoffs are one early indication of how the stimulus funding could be coming up short against the economic downturn. As the stimulus plan was being drawn up, there was agreement among the White House, congressional Democrats and many economists that a key goal was to keep states from making big layoffs at a time when 700,000 Americans were losing their jobs every month.

    The House passed a stimulus bill with $87 billion in extra Medicaid funding for states, as well as $79 billion in "stabilization" money to plug gaps in states' budgets for education and other areas.

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    I hope that the stupid shits that voted for Obama's change realize that government intervention will not solve the problem of job losses in the public and private sector. The stimulus money has had little effect in thwarting off the hundreds of thosands of job losses each month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    I hope that the stupid shits that voted for Obama's change realize that government intervention will not solve the problem of job losses in the public and private sector. The stimulus money has had little effect in thwarting off the hundreds of thosands of job losses each month.

    they're already starting to...too late.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VWkid06 View Post
    they're already starting to...too late.
    And when they try to make it on their unemployment checks and see all the increased and new taxes on them, they will not be happy campers. They should have figured shit rolls downhill.:)
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