AMERICAS MRS RIGHT BY SANDY GEHRKE STIMULUS HATCHET JOB COSTS $7 MILLION
In 2010, the Bend, OR Bulletin wrote an article about Oregon forestry contractors using millions of federal stimulus dollars to hire foreign workers for jobs intended to be filled by unemployed Oregon... Posted on 11/5/11 at 1:48 PM
Hudson school administrators learned Friday that the district will receive $1,072,000 as part of the federal stimulus package. Superintendent Mary Bowen-Eggebraaten said that the money saved could be used to minimize or eliminate the staff layoffs now being considered by the Board of Education.
Two weeks ago, Congressional Republicans were squealing about all the “pork” and voting against President Obama’s $819 billion stimulus package. Last week Obama introduced his budget and we learned that 40 percent of the budget “pork” came from Republicans.
When Congressman Ron Kind states in his letter to constituents, “The President has pledged a new era of honesty and responsibility,” I’m left to ascertain that the new era must be starting today, as opposed to when he took office.
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