Monday, December 07, 2009

Cost-benefit analysis of jobs stimulus

As the old adage goes "nice work if you can get it".
The Obama Administration is touting that their stimulus program has saved or created 640,329 jobs since it was enacted back in February through the end of October. This number is updated and posted on the Administration’s web site. That amounts to $246,436 per job based on the $157.8bn that has been awarded so far! Total compensation earned by the average payroll employee during October, on an annualized basis, was $59,867. If the government had simply used the funds awarded so far to pay for a year’s worth of labor, that would have paid for 2.6mn jobs!
If by now we haven't realized how completely inept the Fed govt. is at spending money we never will.

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