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Andrews Still Loves Stimulus Spending

February 19, 2010

Stimulus Lover Rob Andrews

 

I wonder if  any American has a doubt that the federal stimulus spending was an utter waste of taxpayer dollars.  Well I can think of one American who may be unsure.  Yes I’m thinking Rob Andrews is still un decided.  He has not told us that he believes stimulus spending was wrong.  Have  you heard Rob Andrews say, “I’m sorry I helped waste all that money?”, or “Here’s my plan to cut spending and help middle class families?”.  At the CCGOP we have not heard a peep. 

 

Dale Glading has been vocal and consistent in his views on runaway federal spending.  Dale Glading knows the stimulus was a total waste of tax payer money. 

Just in case you know someone like Rob Andrews who still is unsure about the Obama Stimulus spending spree here are a few numbers from the RNC. 

STIMULUS FAILURE BY THE NUMBERS
One Year After February 17 Signing Of Stimulus,
17 Numbers You Need To Know 

3.5 MILLION: Jobs Obama Promised Stimulus Would Create By End Of 2010. (President Barack Obama, Remarks At The Signing Of The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act, Press Release, Denver, CO, 2/17/09)
 
2.8 MILLION: Jobs Lost Since Obama Made That Promise. (U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, Accessed 2/16/10)
 
6.3 MILLION: Jobs Obama Must Now Create To Keep Promise By End Of 2010.(President Barack Obama, Remarks At The Signing Of The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act, Press Release, Denver, CO, 2/17/09; U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, Accessed 2/16/10)
 
1.1 MILLION: Jobs Obama’s Economists Project Will Be Created By End Of 2010.(David Jackson, “Obama Economic Report: Stagnant Job Growth This Year,” USA Today, 2/11/10)
 
5.2 MILLION: Jobs By Which Obama’s Economists’ Projection Leaves Him Short In Keeping Promise. (U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, Accessed 2/16/10; David Jackson, “Obama Economic Report: Stagnant Job Growth This Year,” USA Today, 2/11/10)
 
6 PERCENT: Not Surprisingly, Number Of Americans That Say Obama’s Stimulus Created Jobs. (Stephanie Condon, “Poll: Economy Brings Down Obama’s Job Approval Rating,”CBS News’ “Political Hotsheet” Blog, 2/11/10)
 
7.7 PERCENT: Unemployment Rate When Obama Was Selling Stimulus In January 2009.(U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, Accessed 2/16/10)
 
8 PERCENT: Unemployment Rate Obama Pledged Stimulus Would Prevent Us From Reaching. (Christina Romer and Jared Bernstein, “The Job Impact Of The American Recovery And Reinvestment Plan,” 1/9/09)
 
9.7 PERCENT: Current Unemployment Rate. (U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, Accessed 2/16/10)
 
16.5 PERCENT: Current Unemployment Rate When Underemployed And Discouraged Workers Are Included.(Sara Murray, “Signs Of Hope As Jobless Rate Dips,” The Wall Street Journal, 2/6/10)
 
334,000: Americans That Have Given Up Looking For A Job Since Stimulus Was Signed.(U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, Accessed 2/16/10)
 
47: States That Have Lost Jobs Since Stimulus Was Signed. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, Accessed 2/16/10)
 
10: States That Moved From Single-Digit To Double-Digit Unemployment Rate Since Stimulus Was Signed. (U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, Accessed 2/16/10)
 
$862 BILLION: Updated Cost Of Stimulus, $75 Billion Increase From Last Year’s Cost Estimate.(“The Budget And Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2010 To 2010,” Congressional Budget Office, 1/26/10; Douglas Elmendor, Director, Congressional Budget Office, Letter To Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 2/13/09)
 
440: Number Of Nonexistent Congressional Districts That Received Stimulus Funds. (Richard S. Dunham, “Site Lists Jobs In Imaginary Texas Districts,” Houston Chronicle, 11/18/09)
 
$6.4 BILLION: Amount Of Stimulus Funds That Went To Nonexistent Congressional Districts.(Richard S. Dunham, “Site Lists Jobs In Imaginary Texas Districts,” Houston Chronicle, 11/18/09)
 
$18 MILLION: Cost Of Stimulus Website, Recovery.gov.(Rick Klein, “$18M Being Spent To Redesign Recovery.gov Web Site,” ABC News’ “The Note” Blog, 7/8/09)

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