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VIEWPOINT: Stimulus does more harm

Published 03/07/2009, Minot

Just a few days ago, North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven presented to the Legislature his plan to spend President Barack Obama’s misnamed “economic stimulus” funding. Outside of some underwhelming funding for job training programs and some funding for infrastructure projects that were “shovel-ready” (meaning the jobs associated with them already were created), there was little in Hoeven’s proposal that had anything to do with job creation.

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