Is $278,000 per job a good taxpayer investment?

By Tom Quiner


Here’s what the White House Council of Economic said on Friday.  The President’s economic stimulus plan added or “saved” about 2.4 million public and/or private jobs.

The price tag to taxpayers?  $666 billion.

Some quick math reveals that the President’s stimulus plan cost taxpayers $278,000 per job created or “saved.”

Does that sound like a good deal to you? Most of the jobs were public union jobs, ninety percent of whom vote for one party (HINT:  not the Republicans).

Please imagine if George W. Bush was President. Try. Would the mainstream media (MSN) reaction be as muted as it is for the current President?

For a fun trip down memory lane, watch Andrew Klavan’s commentary above for the answer.