In March of 2009 Tom Evsln was asked to become the Stimulus Czar in Vermont. His job? It was to destribute federal stimulas money aka the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act to various programs throughout the state. What he found out was the money continually ended up in bloated programs rather than providing a transition to a sustainable future.
Evslin also came to realize the stimulus program did nothing to keep national unemployment below 8% and instead had a negative effect on job creation. Jobs lost to higher taxes, government crowding out and national debt were simply not counted. He was reminded of the limits of government.