July 9th, 2010
08:27 AM ET
12 years ago

A stimulus program even a Republican can love

New York (CNNMoney.com) - There's at least one stimulus program that's creating jobs and winning praise from both sides of the political aisle.

A little-known Recovery Act initiative is expected to put more than 200,000 unemployed people back to work in 32 states and the District of Columbia. It's called the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Emergency Fund, and it subsidizes jobs with private companies, nonprofits and government agencies.

But the $5 billion it receives runs out on Sept. 30, even though employers and state officials administering the money say there's lots more demand out there.

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  1. sensible Cape Coral Fl

    "Even a republican can love..." Doesn't that tell you eveything you need to know about the that party?

    If only the republicans loved people as much as they love war, we would be a far richer country.

    July 9, 2010 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  2. Lynda/Minnesota

    Considering TANF isn't an OBAMA initiative, it ought to be extended, isn't that right, GOPers?

    Be sure to add that little nugget when all you GOPers vote YES to extend TANF benefits, won't you?

    Can't have OBAMA taking credit for this little gem, now can we?

    July 9, 2010 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  3. Chipster

    Republicans won't love anything that improves the country's economic situation. They have made it abundantly clear that they want, and will do everything they can to assist with, failure. They oppose anything and everything the Obama Administration tries to do, even if the President tries to implement policies that they supported. They want the nation to fail because they think that will help them regain power.

    Don't forget that they opposed the stimulus bill and then went home to groundbreaking ceremonies, praising the jobs that it brought back to their communities! Dozens of them did that. Remember in November whose interests they serve.

    July 9, 2010 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  4. Marty, FL

    TANF rightfully has bipartisan support for creating much-needed jobs.

    Someone should inform Rep. Eric Cantor who deliberately mischaracterized TANF with his "YouCut" gimmick. Cantor would eliminate the jobs from this vital program based on his website.

    July 9, 2010 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    Sounds like a lot of money, for such a limited impact. There has been far too much waste, in the stimulus, that really did little or nothing to help with unemployment.

    July 9, 2010 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  6. Granger

    again...essentially...more government jobs...not producing anything of financial value...that the taxpayers will be burdened with...

    July 9, 2010 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  7. Don

    PLEASE DON'T LET LIMBAUGH HERE ABOUT THIS! The baffoon will do everything in his power to keep it going another day! Afterall, he talks like he is the only taxpayer out there. We all know that is the furthest thing from the truth.

    July 9, 2010 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  8. USN

    That is not creating , it's buying ajob with money from the tax payer . Lets see I'll take the money from my left pocket , give it to barry , he takes his share hand s whats left back to me , I put it in my right pocket and the world is good . Right ?/??

    July 9, 2010 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  9. Dean

    For your information, Republicans like any program that is good for the country. But they will continue to, as people put it, be the party of no when the program will do harm to the country.

    July 9, 2010 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  10. Ron

    Oh my! If it's working the GOP is sure to see that it ends!

    July 9, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  11. Bill from GA

    Repugs may love it, but an election is approaching, and if it helps the USA it might make Pres. Obama look good, so the Repugs have to oppose it.

    They're still denying that the $787 billion stimulus program did ANY good, in spite of the obvious facts. (Such as: the jobs went from 750,000 lost per month under W to job gains, for one thing, but Repugs ignore that as they lie about the economy).

    July 9, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  12. Rani McBride

    Oh, I wonder if we will ever hear about this again from the Media. Doubt it!!! Don't want to talk about something positive!!!!!!!!

    July 9, 2010 10:46 am at 10:46 am |