In a press release expressing his support for the stimulus, Matheson said, “The core of this bill deals with job creation and cutting taxes and those are my primary concerns for Utah families right now.”
Matheson claimed the "core" of the Obama stimulus was job creation, the truth is the core of the bill was an expansion in entitlement spending. $230 billion went to increase entitlements and a huge chunk of the "tax cuts" were the expansion and creation of wealth redistribution schemes (EIC expansion and Making Work Pay).
According to Recovery.gov, Utah has been awarded $2,284,205,163 so far from the stimulus (through June 30, 2012). The website also reports the money has created a total of 805.4 jobs. That means taxpayers paid $2,836,112.69 per job created!
Utah could do a lot better than Jim Matheson. Learn more about his opponent, Republican Mia Love, by visiting her website - www.love4utah.com.