Intentionally Deceptive Job Creation Numbers

The Associated Press just dropped a bombshell that hasn’t yet hit the Oregon media. Released early this morning, an AP analysis finds that rather than creating 3,236 new jobs in the first three months of the state’s touted $176 million “stimulus package,” the program so far has created the equivalent of 215 full-time jobs that will last three months.” “If Oregon’s dollars-to-jobs ratio remains steady, the program will create about 688 full-time, yearlong jobs.”

Read the entire article for yourself at
SPIN METER: ‘Help Wanted’ counting stimulus jobs

Compare this anemic attempt to create jobs through government to the real job losses that the two legislatively enacted income tax increase bills will (if not referred to the voters and rejected) cost the state:
The personal income tax increase will cost 36,000 jobs
The corporate income tax increase will cost 43,000 jobs


Steve Buckstein is founder and senior policy analyst at Cascade Policy Institute, Oregon’s free market public policy research center.

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  • Max

    Not a single one of these foolish politicians could run their own business if their lives depended on it.
    NOT ONE.
    How stupid do they think we are?
    Wait, I know the answer. We are so stupid we need them to help us run our pathetic lives.
    These people are so out of the realm of reason as to be sad.
    I would feel sorry for them if they weren’t so disdainful of me.

  • Bob Clark

    The sad thing is much of the Oregon electorate don’t really understand how financially insane their state representatives.

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