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NJ to John Adler: Dude, Where’s My Job?

February 19, 2010

Our friends at the NRCC note that this week marks the unmemorable one-year anniversary of the passage of John Adler and his free-spending Congressional Democrats’ failed ‘stimulus’ bill.

A NRCC press release notes that,

 “[d]espite promising to keep unemployment under eight percent if the stimulus bill passed, the aftermath is clear: Unemployment is still painfully high while the country faces crippling debt and massive deficits.”

Here’s how the press has reacted to Adler’s misplaced priorities, and the little he and his colleagues have done to turn the economic tide:

“The cost of President Obama’s stimulus plan has jumped another $75 billion, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday, and part of the reason is more people are getting unemployment benefits because they’ve lost jobs the bill was supposed to preserve.

The CBO now says the stimulus package, passed by Congress last February, will cost $862 billion over 10 years because of the added unemployment-related costs. The program had originally been estimated to cost $787 billion when Mr. Obama signed it in February.

Stephen Dinan, “Tab From Stimulus Program Jumps, CBO Says,” Washington Times, 1/26/010

“The difficulty in creating jobs was underscored recently by the release of a new White House economic report predicting only a slight improvement in the 9.7 percent unemployment rate this year, with an average rate of 10 percent next year.

“At the same time, the White House continues to tout the $787 billion stimulus program for helping to boost growth. The administration originally sold the stimulus as a way to keep unemployment below 8 percent.

“’We do know that we are still facing headwinds,’ said Christina Romer, chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.”

“A CBS News/New York Times poll last week found 52 percent think Obama has spent too little time on the economy.”

Julie Mason, “Delivering on jobs promise proves daunting for Obama,” Washington Examiner, 2/14/2010

Notes NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain:

“A full year has passed since John Adler and his Democrat colleagues passed their failed stimulus bill and there is still nothing to celebrate.  Despite spending nearly a trillion dollars in a failed effort to ‘stimulate’ the economy, Adler’s stimulus has yet to yield the results once promised to middle-class New Jersey families. After repeatedly rubber stamping a big-government, big-spending agenda that is standing in the way of economic recovery, New Jersey families are still left asking: Where are the jobs?”

4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 21, 2010 9:35 pm

    Another candidate for Adler’s job: Mayor Lachawiec is a native of Philadelphia and worked for Phila. Gas Works for 20 years before going to work for Elizabethtown Gas in Elizabeth, NJ. He is a graduate of St. Joseph’s Univ. in Phila, so he should be acceptable to both Camden and Burlington County. Lachawiec is also a Merchant Marine Officer licensed by the USCG. He is a Vietnam vet and interrogator/linguist. He won the Mayor’s office in Waretown by a landslide. He is conservative, a proponent of nuclear and offshore drilling and energy independence from Middle East oil. He has vowed to defend the Constitution against all enemies, both foreign and domestic…bottom line: Philly guy does well in Jersey politics, knows issues dear to seniors, veterans, business, energy, boaters, small towns, and is even a member of the NRA!


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