Last summer, I released a web video targeting Washington Democrats’ trillion-dollar “stimulus” bill and asking “where are the jobs?” Today, on the one-year anniversary of President Obama signing the “stimulus” into law, job-sniffing GOP bloodhound Ellie Mae still hasn’t found any jobs “created or saved” by the “stimulus.” And I’m re-releasing the video for an encore performance.
The video features a down-home voiceover by Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), and concludes with an appearance by me and Ellie Mae herself.
When Democrats rushed their massive 1,100 page, “stimulus” through Congress last year, they promised that unemployment would not rise above eight percent and that job creation would begin “almost immediately“. But one year later, more than three million more Americans have lost their jobs, the deficit is set to hit a record shattering $1.6 trillion, and Administration reports on how many jobs were “saved or created” have been “riddled with inaccuracies and contradictions.”
By the metrics the Democrats themselves set, the “stimulus” hasn’t worked – it’s chock-full of wasteful government spending that’s funneled money to Congressional districts that don’t exist and claims of jobs “saved or created” were so exaggerated that the Administration quietly abandoned the metric at the end of last year.
Poll after poll confirms that an overwhelming majority of Americans oppose the “stimulus” program. In fact, a CBS/New York Times poll released yesterday found that “just 6 percent of Americans think it has created jobs.” Any wonder that a CNN survey reported that “3 of 4 Americans say much of stimulus money wasted.”
All Washington Democrats have to offer struggling families asking “where are the jobs?” is more spending, more debt, and more broken promises. Republicans are offering better solutions to:
- Create jobs by jumpstarting small business growth and restoring confidence in our economy;
- Make Washington do more with less with a responsible budget blueprint that sets strict caps to limit federal spending on annual basis;
- Lower health care premiums by up to 10 percent and consistently reduce federal spending over the next two decades;
- Clean up our environment and meet the nation’s energy needs by employing an “all of the above” strategy;
- Get the federal government out of the bailout business;
- Protect responsible homeowners and revitalize America’s housing market;
- Help rebuild Americans’ savings, whether it’s for retirement, college, or buying a home;
- And bring much-needed transparency to the legislative process so we can accomplish all these goals with the open and honest government taxpayers deserve.
For a look back at the Democrats’ broken “stimulus” promises, please see a new report released today entitled “Where are the Jobs?: A Look Back at One Year of So-Called ‘Stimulus’” outlining the failure of the Democrats’ trillion-dollar “stimulus” to create the jobs they promised while leaving massive deficits in its wake.