How Many Stimulus Dollars Does It Take to Create One Job in San Diego?

Diana Palacios Diana Palacios Leave a Comment

According to data obtained from recovery.gov (the federal government’s official American Recovery and Reinvestment Act website), San Diego County’s five congressional districts were awarded a combined total of $1,712,455,003  in stimulus funds during the first quarter of 2010. In this same time period, stimulus recipients reported that in exchange for the awarded tax dollars, 1,955.3 jobs were created.  So, after …

Let the Facts Speak: The First Economic Stimulus Isn’t Working

Brian Bilbray Brian Bilbray 2 Comments

In February of this year, the President signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (H.R. 1), also known as the stimulus bill, allocating $787 billion to create jobs and to stimulate the economy. Today, according to the State of California’s Employment Development Department, San Diego County is facing the highest unemployment rate in recent history: 10.2 percent. Statewide unemployment in the Golden State has risen to 12.2 percent, and this number is projected to increase.