Obama stimulus – Administration stopped providing results 18 months ago

Part of the $800+ billion stimulus law required the Executive Branch provide detailed reporting concerning the results – good or bad – of the program. After multiple reports indicated “saved or created” jobs were costing upwards of $300,000 each, the Obama administration just stopped providing the reports.

From Jeffery Anderson at The Weekly Standard.

Have you heard much about President Obama’s $787,000,000,000 economic “stimulus” (now estimated to cost $831,000,000,000) lately?  In its last report, published in 2011, the president’s own Council of Economic Advisors released an estimate showing that, for every $317,000 in “stimulus” spending that had by then gone out the door, only one job had been created or saved.

[T]he Obama administration is required by law to submit quarterly reports on the “stimulus” through the third quarter of 2013.  By now, it was supposed to have released fourteen such reports.  It has released only eight.  The last one covered the period ending in June 2011.


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  1. Lynn on January 27, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Laws are for little people.

  2. sammy22 on January 27, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    • Lynn on January 27, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      In fairness to who? The stimulus law itself, said that there were to be quarterly reports made and the administration failed to issue them. Why make a law that you are not going to follow? If the government can disregard the laws they pass, than we can disregard Obamacare, right Sammy?

    • Tim-in-Alabama on January 30, 2013 at 11:01 am

      Not in fairness – as an excuse for Obama not obeying the law.

  3. JBS on January 27, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    A House member can say just about anything. It is NOT law, until acted upon by the whole body. You may not like the law or laws — I don’t like the tax laws, big whoop there — but we are a nation of men and women governed by laws. This is another instance of Obama picking and choosing what law he will obey and will not obey.
    Argue that! Only this president, or in this case, a whole Regime, can unilaterally decide to observe one law’s provisions while ignoring others that it finds inconvenient.
    This not the only example. Let’s start his oath of office? ?. . .? shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.? Oops! Kinda blown that one off. Hmmm? How about selective enforcement of immigration laws? Can’t get the Dream Act passed? Just direct ICE to ignore it. Gay marriage and states rights? Pffftttt! Don’t like the Second Amendment? Have DOJ make illegal gun purchases and you have F&F and be found in contempt of Congress; Cap and Trade, oil-drilling leases, DOMA, ObamaCare, recess appointments, EPA and CO2, Czars, HHS arbitrary regulations, . . . on and on.
    pOTUS really is NOT a law-abiding citizen. More like Flout-US.

  4. Eric on January 27, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    How many people knew this “obamulus abortion” was a loser for us and a winner for them! ?Payback to the unions, and gifts to the cronies. ?It was just the beginning of Barry’s slap in the face to the American middle class… and it hasn’t stopped. ?This is what happens when you elect an inexperienced boy to do a man’s job. ?George Bush certainly made his share of mistakes, but he never looked us in the eye and lied through his teeth! ?

  5. Dimsdale on January 28, 2013 at 10:23 am

    The administration stopped providing results because the “stimulus” stopped providing results.? If it ever did.
    Emphasize the good news (what there is of it), and bury the bad news.

  6. sammy22 on January 28, 2013 at 11:21 am

    • Lynn on January 28, 2013 at 9:07 pm

      Yes, it is a report on tarp, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. That is not the same as the ?Obama Stimulus. I don’t understand what point you are trying to make.


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