As jobs vanish, factory towns slow to...

As jobs vanish, factory towns slow to see stimulus

There are 4 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from Nov 1, 2009, titled As jobs vanish, factory towns slow to see stimulus. In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:

This southwest Missouri city, tucked amid endless fields of winter wheat and soybeans, felt the recession ahead of the rest of the country, when furniture-maker O'Sullivan Industries closed in mid-2007. That threw 700 employees out of work and turned an economic cornerstone into a million-square-foot vacancy.

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MarinLocal

Novato, CA

#1 Nov 1, 2009
What a joke! What stimulus? The only stimulus this administration added to was bigger government, and more money to gov.programs. That's where your billions went, so we can eventually pay more taxes to keep these programs working.-The majority of the money needed to go toward small business (business w/under 200 employees, it might be 500 now) and public works projects.-That's the most effiecient way to get people working again, w/a nice ripple effect towards a more robust economy.(It was pathetic how littile was allocated towards small Biz.)
It's not too late for this administration to start adjusting, make sure your politicians work for the people, not special interest groups.
NoStimulus

AOL

#2 Nov 1, 2009
MarinLocal wrote:
What a joke! What stimulus? The only stimulus this administration added to was bigger government, and more money to gov.programs. That's where your billions went, so we can eventually pay more taxes to keep these programs working.-The majority of the money needed to go toward small business (business w/under 200 employees, it might be 500 now) and public works projects.-That's the most effiecient way to get people working again, w/a nice ripple effect towards a more robust economy.(It was pathetic how littile was allocated towards small Biz.)
It's not too late for this administration to start adjusting, make sure your politicians work for the people, not special interest groups.
Right On!!! Well said.

“a Jedi craves not these things”

Since: Sep 09

Rogers, AR

#3 Nov 11, 2009
Yep the country is still unemployed and it is starting to suck. The Mayor of Lamar filed for unemployment - nice. Superior Industries is shutting down in Pittsburg, KS too (and there were not enough jobs in Pittsburg to go around anyway). I guess I will post my resume online in MEXICO and see if I can get a job there!
WheresTheMoney

AOL

#4 Nov 13, 2009
The non-stimulus stimulus plan. Pathetic. We need an investigation, sub-committee hearings, a Justice Dpartment review AS TO WHERE ALL THE TAXPAYER "STIMULUS" MONEY WENT TO.

Who's pocket is it in???

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