Well, to be honest, it is not our tax dollars at work, but printed and/or borrowed money at work. Nevada spent $812,448,468 which came from the “Federal Stimulus” programs of 2009. Out of that, a grand total of 39.39 jobs were created.
So I voted for the other guy…
But so far I’ve been pretty happy with how the big O (not Oprah, the other one) has been handling things. Other than the constant doom and gloom with every speech, the things he’s actually been doing have been pretty smart.
Aside from the fact that I hate the very idea of a stimulus and bailouts, if you are going to have one, it ought to be big enough to get the job done. His isn’t, but it’s a step in the right direction. Another good step is his move to set up a site dedicated to transparency in how the stimulus is spent. Check out recovery.gov to see this effort.