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OfflineDungenessDank
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Los Angeles: $111 Million Dollars in Stimulus Created 55 Jobs
    #478940 - 09/18/10 10:21 AM (6 years, 2 months ago)

Why even work and pay taxes, the smart people are on welfare these days I guess

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On Thursday Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel released a 40-page report on how federal stimulus funds have been spent in the City of Los Angeles. Last year the United States Congress approved the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) that set aside $800 billion for stimulus funds, $594 million of which has been allocated to the City of Los Angeles primarily for job creation and job preservation. As of now the City of Los Angeles has received $111 million in stimulus funding.

The audit states that the Los Angeles Department of Public Works (DPW) spent $70 million for 14 jobs, which in actuality cost taxpayers $1.5 million per job. The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) spent $40 million for nine jobs costing taxpayers $4.4 million per job. The amount of time government officials have taken to secure government contracts has slowed the entire hiring process. The Department of Public Works and the Department of Transportation all together have established or saved 55 jobs, but by the end of the funding process aim to establish or save 264 jobs. Some of the existing employment contracts took over seven months to be approved.

Wendy Greuel strongly disapproves of the city’s slow job creation and blames the issue on the city’s usual bureaucratic issues. According to Greuel, “I’m disappointed that we’ve only created or retained 55 jobs after receiving $111 million. With our local unemployment rate over 12 percent we need to do a better job cutting red tape [in reference to bureaucratic problems] and putting Angelenos back to work.”





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Re: Los Angeles: $111 Million Dollars in Stimulus Created 55 Jobs [Re: DungenessDank]
    #478947 - 09/18/10 10:53 AM (6 years, 2 months ago)

I just found out that I might be able to collect disability for my bipolar disorder. I am going to look into that :strokebeard:


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Re: Los Angeles: $111 Million Dollars in Stimulus Created 55 Jobs [Re: Picklez]
    #478949 - 09/18/10 10:56 AM (6 years, 2 months ago)

Social Security/Disability is better than most jobs around here man.

Come on arthritis, start flaring up on me.


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Re: Los Angeles: $111 Million Dollars in Stimulus Created 55 Jobs [Re: DungenessDank]
    #478952 - 09/18/10 11:05 AM (6 years, 2 months ago)

Ive been out of work for 8-9 months now, so I will take it.

I am at least going to apply. Worse they can do is deny my claim

Ironically, I might have a job lined up next week


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Re: Los Angeles: $111 Million Dollars in Stimulus Created 55 Jobs [Re: Picklez]
    #478966 - 09/18/10 11:41 AM (6 years, 2 months ago)

yes, the government provides huge incintives not to do shit.  wellfare, medicaid, food stamps, SS disability, all sorts of stupid fucking programs.  I spent all day yesterday talking to a 26 year old guy who has been on work comp for the last 4 years for a shoulder injury.  That system is also very fucked up, in this state at least.  Then there are the 60 year olds who fracture a hip and get a replacement and are back at work in two months!  lazy fucking people really piss me off.  i hate people soo much.  Especially the people that I am supporting via my taxes.  fuck that shit!

:kingcrankey:

We, the people, keep demanding more and more benefits from the government.  But no one wants to pay the taxes required to fund those programs.  And now with paygo expired we are all fucked.  Bush really fucked us in that regard. 


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Re: Los Angeles: $111 Million Dollars in Stimulus Created 55 Jobs [Re: FurrowedBrow]
    #478968 - 09/18/10 11:47 AM (6 years, 2 months ago)

The worst part is at the rate we are spending our money on these people there isn't gonna be shit left over for our old asses.

:kingcrankey:

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Re: Los Angeles: $111 Million Dollars in Stimulus Created 55 Jobs [Re: DungenessDank]
    #478971 - 09/18/10 11:51 AM (6 years, 2 months ago)

yep, our fucking parents are not being very responsible with all this.  "let our children foot the bill for our extravagant, unnecessary spending and borrowing!  Let's smoke cigars and eat gourmet caviar!"


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Re: Los Angeles: $111 Million Dollars in Stimulus Created 55 Jobs [Re: FurrowedBrow]
    #478975 - 09/18/10 12:10 PM (6 years, 2 months ago)

nom nom nom nom nom.

Fuckers buy a sturgeon for about 80 bucks, and sell the eggs out of it for 700 :mad2:


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