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Federal Job Decreation Initiatives: What Happened to the 2009 ARRA Stimulus Bill!

October 4, 2010

Somewhere along the lines, my signals got crossed. It was thought the 2009 ARRA, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, was to stimulate the economy and create jobs. In FEMA’s own words, “The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), signed into law by President Obama on Feb. 19, 2009 was designed to jumpstart the U.S. economy, create or save millions of jobs and address national needs-while supporting unprecedented levels of transparency, oversight and accountability.”

On September 30, 2010, Congress passed legislation that mandates “NASA to turn to private companies to launch astronauts into space, while it starts work on a larger rocket for travel to more distant destinations — an asteroid, perhaps, and eventually Mars.” This new bill, which will be signed into Law by President Obama, translates into:

“More than 1,200 NASA workers will be laid off Friday (October 1, 2010)  ……..”

“……. more than 9,000 shuttle workers will lose their jobs.”

On top of this, Lori Graves, NASA’s deputy administrator, said Thursday “she didn’t believe the bill would affect planned layoffs, “certainly not for tomorrow.”  Her statement to the press is ridiculous at best. It would have been nice to know if the bill will stimulate long-term job growth and what new technologies.

Lori’s covert play on words was a matter of “planned layoffs,” rather than “layoffs.” 

While Blue Ribbon Panels and oversight committees generally support this legislation, it is difficult to understand how America who shortly will rely on Russian lifters to get American’s to the multibillion dollar pace station that has an additional 5-year lease on life till 2020, will benefit from a large number of layoffs in our core competency of space and technology.

The list of amazing space related technologies that improved the lives of every of American in almost endless, including but not limited to the residential, commercial and industrial sectors of our economy as well as computer, bioscience, renewable energy, sustainable energy, environmental, safety and humanitarian technologies.

In closing, thank you Uncle Sam for leading us on the path of contradictions with no light insight for your political rather than people sake.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 6, 2010 12:02 AM

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  2. October 10, 2010 9:18 PM

    Barry here is what I think ok.

    I think that companies like ours would be glad to welcome custom higher-end engineering designs to fully and completely engineer a fully self sustained lunar station on the moon. Its time is way past due.

    We have some very advanced off-the-grid new tech namely via our various E2E systems = new green tech. Self Sustained Systems. High-End systems.

    However, getting it there. To the moon. Well., This is an other issue that could be overcome via some other key business’s seeking to join-in. In short I would see an undertaking such as this one as a global business venture for all cutting edge like minded business owners etc.

    Getting funds for this lunar project. One of a kind-of. Venture like this one… Would be a project all to itself. But. Then in the final end. Im sure it would be well worth it.

    People could vacation to the Moon. Finally. An off-world destination !! Very cool huh ? ! Jobs, jobs, jobs.

    NEXT Issue / concern / question is.

    Who would end up. Claiming that new Lunar moon station as…. And. That is to say as-in. Ours ( the joint venture team of global bussn’s ? ) Or. The USA’s or the UN or ???

    Auhh… Alias. All the many, many questions that are coming up. Well. They all. Do. Take up time.

    We can only wish huh ? And hope and actually perhaps do – That is to say. Only if the interest is there combined with much require funds. A few trillion. Im more then sure.

    In which case. IF – It finally ever did get done. I think it would speak greatly for mankind ! As a global effort.

    Re: Money. Sadly speaking. Our current planetary system requires money for most things like this to actually happen. So I see this as a potentially good thing. Versus seeing the bad to it.Re: Loss of jobs. That’s change sorry to point out. As Here-in mentioned by you. And yes Job loss is always a bad thing. But now the playing field has changed. Since we now all have this option newly open. New off world construction. New Jobs can now be created for many years to come ! etc.

    Thank You,

    Sarah Angelina DeLagostti
    CEO Extreme Engineer
    Manhattan NY City & TN
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    Skype: SaraAngelina007
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  3. October 27, 2010 8:20 AM


    The most clear sign off global warming is the melting off the icecaps. The melting is started around 1870 en that also the proof off that it isn’t manmade. What energy thid our foorfathers used back than? If that was the trigger to started the global warming than enyone can see we never can turn it around.

    1 day ago
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    Stop Following Follow Barry
    Barry Stevens • Can you cite a valid scientific reference to backup your claim?

    7 hours ago
    • Reply privately• Flag as inappropriate • Flag as promotion . Jos Mols • Dou you have one off the melting off the glaciers that say i’m wrong?

  4. October 29, 2010 9:41 AM

    An articel in dutch over the start of the global warming:

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