Congressmen Outline North Carolina Stimulus Benefits

North Carolina Reps. David Price and Brad Miller said an $819 billion stimulus bill working through Congress will save or create about 130,000 North Carolina jobs in the months ahead.

The two lawmakers spoke about the measure Thursday at an Employment Security Commission center in Raleigh.

The stimulus plan that passed the U.S. House on Wednesday night would send more than $4 billion to North Carolina over about two years. Nearly $2 billion would go to North Carolina's state government to prevent big layoffs as lawmakers struggle with a budget shortfall reaching into the billions.

Almost $1 billion would fund North Carolina transportation and infrastructure projects. But when compared to population, that's the lowest per capita allocation among U.S. states.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Feb 1, 2009 at 03:43 AM
    If our allowcation is the lowest among the states these two dorks obviously haven't done their job. The best thing is for this pork bill to fail altogether.
  • by Jimmy Location: Virginia on Jan 31, 2009 at 07:06 AM
    Unless U.S. companies stop exporting and outsourcing good paying manufacturing and high tech jobs to every third world foreign country that has low pay, requires no workers benefits or protection and no EPA regulations there will be no prosperous times for the average person.. Only a few at the top will prosper. The Free-Trade agreements such as NAFTA and CAFTA with the approval of both political parties has sped up the loss of American jobs. A nations real wealth is measured by the goods it produces to sell and the jobs created to produce these goods. We have become a nation that makes nothing anymore. I have little faith in either political party and this so-called bailout will not work. It does not build factories or plants or encourage those we have left to stay in the U.S.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Jan 29, 2009 at 09:23 PM
    Millie; I cannot speak for you, but I never had any faith in a Democrat. Lately I don't have much more in a Republican.
  • by hope Location: NC on Jan 29, 2009 at 08:21 PM
    WITN, Why would NC receive "the lowest per capita allocation among the US states" "when compared to population"?
  • by Wanda Location: kenansville on Jan 29, 2009 at 08:05 PM
    I trust President Obama and his staff. All you HATERS should give him a chance. He's trying to fix "the economy" Atleast, he's doing SOMETHING.
  • by ben Location: havelock on Jan 29, 2009 at 05:33 PM
    Kimo said: "Oh my, what a good job our representatives are doing." Ben, Havelock said "Hell, They're spending all their efforts on "Sin Taxes,"and with all the corrupt politicians in this state, our part will be paid way before it gets to us "little people."
  • by mjb Location: windsor on Jan 29, 2009 at 05:15 PM
    So what are they cutting to make this stimulus happen? We'll see in the months ahead.
  • by Millie Location: Windsor on Jan 29, 2009 at 03:47 PM
    What nonsense!!! How can we continue to have any faith in what any of these Democrats prophesize. How can we continue to allocate money we don't have to spend on jobs that don't exist? This isn't ignorance. This is just plain stupidity.
  • by joe Location: pitt on Jan 29, 2009 at 02:55 PM
    to trying. You have a point that our Reps or our leader the president haven't said they would take a pay cut. To DK not everyone maybe as lucky as you. There are people that chose to go to work and not get a college education because of personal reason, but you don't need a college education to do alot of jobs but they want one because it looks better for their company. I know alot of people that have lost jobs that paid good and they have a college degree but can't find anything that pays what they were getting
  • by DK Location: Greenville on Jan 29, 2009 at 01:42 PM
    To Trying to make Ends MEET. So since someone made a good life for themselves, they should live like they are broke just because you are? Everyone chose their own path in life. Some got an education and got good paying jobs, and some chose to work a cash register at the age of 40. If you are broke it is your fault. Not the guy that chose not to be.
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