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Since then, though, the stimulus price tag has grown to $821 billion while producing mixed results on the job front.

The unemployment rate topped 10 percent, despite the administration’s projections that it would never go above 8 percent. The Congressional Budget Office says the spending is responsible for supporting 3.5 million jobs at best, but it’s also just as likely that it supported 1.3 million jobs - well short of the Obama administration’s projections.

Seeking to renew attacks regarding the program, House Republicans’ campaign arm, the National Republican Congressional Committee, used the GAO report’s findings Tuesday to attack Democrats who voted for the stimulus.