Has the federal stimulus program been effective in creating jobs?
Look at the story in today's Detroit Free Press about how it's worked in Michigan. On a gray cold morning in the Great Lakes state, it makes you want to throw up. The story says:
In Michigan, about 400 jobs have been saved or created through federal contracts worth around $120 million – which could be read to suggest each job cost about $300,000 to create. In many cases, however, contractors reported that work is only now getting underway – or hasn’t yet – meaning many more jobs are expected to be created or saved.