Conservatively Speaking

State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.

Job creation numbers deceiving

Taxes, Legislation


The exorbitant federal stimulus expenditures were supposed to create jobs. Some states are basking in the numbers they claim show that jobs are increasing.

The Associated Press (AP) checked to make sure the bragging was on the level. What the AP found was that there is a whole lot of spinning going on. The AP reports:

“In Oregon, where lawmakers are spending $176 million to supplement the federal stimulus, Democrats are taking credit for a remarkable feat: creating 3,236 new jobs in the program's first three months. But those jobs lasted on average only 35 hours, or about one work week. After that, those workers were effectively back unemployed.”

We are in trouble if states can’t even perform the simple task of counting jobs.

Read the AP article.

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