1.2 million Americans have lost their jobs since the $800 billion stimulus package was signed into law.
The stimulus package has directly destroyed tens of thousands of jobs. A provision in the stimulus package that blocked 97 Mexican truckers from U.S. roads “caused Mexico to retaliate with tariffs on 90 goods affecting $2.4 billion in U.S. trade,” destroying 40,000 American jobs.
Yet, Obama had the audacity to claim that only passing the stimulus package would save us from “irreversible decline” and economic ““disaster”.
Remember how Democrats used to complain about Bush and his “tax cuts for the rich”? Yeah, it’s strange how only people who pay taxes (59% of the public) can actually get tax cuts, isn’t it. But Obama has an even better idea: “tax hikes for the poor”.
Answer by RutterMama at 11:35 PM on Jan. 13, 2010
Answer by RutterMama at 11:36 PM on Jan. 13, 2010
OP, I'm sure someone will now tell you it's not the government's job to create employment.
Obama's stimulus=major fail. Imagine what his administration would do with health care.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:10 AM on Jan. 14, 2010
Answer by mommy_lisa25 at 12:11 AM on Jan. 14, 2010
Answer by RutterMama at 12:23 AM on Jan. 14, 2010
And yet, the Obama Administrations CONTINUES to spin their "stimulus bills = job creation" any which way it can!!!
"In a little-noticed December 18, 2009 memo from Office of Management and Budget director Peter Orszag the Obama administration is changing the way stimulus jobs are counted.
The memo, first noted by ProPublica, says that those receiving stimulus funds no longer have to say whether a job has been saved or created.
In other words, if the project is being funded with stimulus dollars – even if the person worked at that company or organization before and will work the same place afterwards – that’s a stimulus job."
Answer by LoriKeet at 7:02 AM on Jan. 14, 2010
This graphic gives a true measure of the health of our economy.
Even a "Bush Did it too" person can see that: 1.) the deficits Bush was running were a FRACTION of what Obama's is doing, and 2.) Bush was well on his way to eliminating the deficit until the DEMOCRATS took over Congress in 2007!
They can play games with the unemployment numbers, and they can make GDP look better, (because that includes government spending), but bottom line--there is NO WAY we can pay for the rest of his agenda!
Answer by LoriKeet at 7:26 AM on Jan. 14, 2010
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:35 AM on Jan. 14, 2010
Answer by RutterMama at 9:02 AM on Jan. 14, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 9:59 AM on Jan. 14, 2010