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Fri, 07-16-2010 - 9:43pm

Should Taxpayer Money Be Used For "Stimulus" Propoganda Signs?



  • Yes
  • No
  • HELL NO


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Registered: 04-10-2009
Fri, 07-16-2010 - 9:46pm
Signs Advertising Obama’s Stimulus Spending Spree Cost Taxpayers $20,000,000

      â€œYou have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose."


-Dr. Suess

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 07-16-2010 - 10:11pm
Sign makers buy groceries, and supplies, and, and, and.

 


 


I disagree with you, but I'm pretty sure

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Registered: 09-02-2009
Fri, 07-16-2010 - 10:29pm
Virginia - with it's republican governor - allows no signs because although they accepted the stimulus money and used it to fund projects they want to distance themselves from the money. More of that fiscal hypocrisy be against the stimulus, but profit from it nevertheless. Wouldn't want to remind your citizens that you are actually using those dreaded stimulus dollars. I suspect the same is true for many republican states.
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Registered: 03-10-2010
Fri, 07-16-2010 - 10:37pm
LOL! It is true that sign makers need to work too.

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Fri, 07-16-2010 - 11:52pm

Don't you think $20,000,000 could be better spent?

 

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Registered: 02-28-2010
Sat, 07-17-2010 - 12:25am
I thought the same thing for the billions that were spent attacking Iraq.......
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Registered: 03-10-2010
Sat, 07-17-2010 - 12:26am

No...

so long as the $20 million was spent on wages/salaries in sign making companies, I'm glad that $20 million made its way into circulation. I do wish that the signs had been better worded though. Perhaps they could have said "Stimulus Dollars Are Fixing This Bridge" (for example). Sheesh....American Recovery and Reinvestment Act? Who even knows what that is?

The people at the blog you cited seem to have quite a chip on their shoulders. The workers who made the signs were likely paid wages, and those sign workers likely spent some of their wages on crazy stuff like food, clothing, rent, etc. The food and clothing stores and the landlords who received the payments from the sign workers likely paid employees to work in their retail outlets and the landlord likely used some of the money garnered from rent to pay bills. The workers at the retail outlets, also likely spent some of their income on purchases. Way down the road, clothing manufacturers and farmers likely were able to keep their jobs as a result of the purchase of the products they produce, so they likely also take their earnings/wages and spend them. It isn't just the 17 construction workers who directly receive a salary/wage from a stimulus project that benefit. The money trickles through the economy. The people at the blog you cited, however, seem to have overlooked that.

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Registered: 03-10-2010
Sat, 07-17-2010 - 12:31am

Yes...we've spent over $730 billion in direct expenditures for our debacle in Iraq. No complaints from the suddenly-fiscally-responsible citizens though. Oh...that $730 billion doesn't cover incredible costs of caring for our injured veterans. Those expenditures could be quite significant.

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Sat, 07-17-2010 - 12:31am
I thought the same thing for the billions that were spent attacking Iraq.......

 

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Registered: 02-28-2010
Sat, 07-17-2010 - 12:36am

Just that some seem to be overly sensitive about taxpayers money being used for some things rather than others...

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