And still we lose jobs. I said it before, government spending ala Keynesian theory does not work and John Maynard Keynes admitted such himself. The New Deal was a boondoggle and Obama's stimulus package is proving to be a boondoggle. Its what happens when you elect a guy who never had a real job assisted by guys who don't pay their fair share of taxes. The economy is now all Obama's and the Dems and it is tanking worse than Bush ever did. 9.5% unemployment squarely on the shoulders of "Progressives." I thought we were getting better but Obama is bungling this worse than can be imagined. Cost of 2 wars: COSTOFWAR.COM - The Cost of War The Stimulus bill I believe was $787 billion.