Rising Unemployment and Questionable Projects Highlight Failures of Stimulus Spending

Months after the passage of the $787 billion economic stimulus package, rising unemployment and questionable projects highlight the problems with stimulus spending. A Department of Labor report disclosed that, “In all, more than one out of every six workers — 17.5 percent — were unemployed or underemployed in October. The previous recorded high was 17.1…

The NY Times Knows Best

Recently the New York Times editorialized against Governors Bobby Jindal and Rick Perry for threatening to reject federal stimulus money tied to unemployment insurance. The editorial overlooks a number of key issues. First, the governors are chided for “putting ideology ahead of the needs of their constituents.” The assumption seems to be that everyone in…