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Stimulus: Example of More Wise Spending on “Infrastructure”?

March 27, 2009

One man jumped to his death off the All-America Bridge this year.

Two more used the Akron bridge — more commonly known as the Y-Bridge — to commit suicide in 2008.

Akron hopes to curtail future deaths on what has been dubbed ”Suicide Bridge” by installing a fence.

The controversial fencing — some have been pushing for it, while others think it’s a waste of money — was among the local projects the state approved Thursday for federal stimulus funds.

The Akron Beacon Journal

Read the rest:
http://www.ohio.com/news/top_sto
ries/41958387.html

Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic, holding a book prepared by Senator Sherrod Brown’s office explaining the stimulus plan, explains how Akron’s share of the $937 million transportation infrastructure stimulus will be used to create 240 new jobs in the Akron area during a press conference Thursday in Akron. (Paul Tople/Akron Beacon Journal)

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We also noted stories today that taxes will be raised by the states of California and New York despite the stimulus…

California:
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/ne
ws?pid=20601087&sid=aD8MuL.kRqZQ

New York:
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news
?pid=20601087&sid=asgb4ak95D8c&r
efer=worldwide

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The number  of jobs promised by the stimulus will not be realized we know now:

Stumulus: Obama and Congress Sold Us A Lot Of Useless Swampland; Ready To Buy More? Stimulus: Way Fewer Jobs Than You Thought

Obama Stimulus; Fewer Jobs, Real Growth Industry is Government Counting, Regulating Jobs (Go Figure)