Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"Stimulus Program Wins Praise From Auditor General" Sheila Fraser


As a Canadian citizen I would FIRE Sheila Fraser! She must be living in Disneyland, because the last time I checked Canada's unemployment rate is rising and Windsor (the so called Automotive Capital of Canada) has the highest unemployment rate in the country. What did the stimulus program do for the legendary, 90 years standing GM Transmission Plant in Windsor? GM completely shut its doors earlier this year, and is now a place to play games like "paintball", it's embarrassing. I guess if we can't produce anything we might as well shoot each other for fun. Also, what about the thousands of Ford and Chrysler workers laid-off and the plant closures around the city. Chrysler's Plant#6 on Pillette Road has been leveled and is now a beautiful parking lot. It's absolutely baffling, in the same edition of the newspaper you have Shelia praising the stimulus program and Ford announcing another 450 workers being laid-off. What a JOKE! 

Then in another article we have Infastructure Minister Chuck Strahl telling us that "it's not an exact science. On the other hand we have plenty of anecdotal stories." HEY Chuck, we don't need stories we need JOBS! Especially the ones that were sent to China and India!      BK

By Mark Kennedy, Postmedia News October 26, 2010

OTTAWA — The Harper government has done a good job of designing an economic stimulus program that quickly pumped billions of dollars into the economy to create jobs, Auditor General Sheila Fraser has concluded.
In her report released Tuesday, Fraser offered solid praise for the spending program — known as the Economic Action Plan — which was the centrepiece of the 2009 budget and was created to stem the effects of the recession.
The government allocated $47 billion to fund job-creation schemes over two years.  LINK...

Published: October 26, 2010 7:31 p.m.
Last modified: October 26, 2010 7:37 p.m.

OTTAWA - Infrastructure Minister Chuck Strahl says he agrees with the federal auditor general that it's a "bit of a guess" how many jobs the government's $47 billion in stimulus spending has created.
"It isn't an exact science. On the other hand, we have plenty of anecdotal stories," Strahl said in response to Sheila Fraser's first analysis of the federal stimulus program.

...myriad government departments involved in the Economic Action Plan hired extra people, put in many extra hours and threw all their available resources at getting the money out the door as quickly as possible.

WHAT??? The government hired extra people to get the funds out the door. At the tax payers expense! Hell, I know a lot of people that would have travelled to Ottawa in person to accept the funds, why pay someone to distribute them.   BK
End of line for 450 Windsor area Ford workers
By Grace Macaluso, The Windsor Star October 27, 2010 8:37 AM