Good Thing the GOP’s Not in Charge: Stimulus Bill Created up to 1.6 Million Jobs, Increased GDP by 3.2%.
John Boehner, in June.
After all of this spending, after all of this borrowing from China, the Middle East, our children and our grandchildren, where are the jobs?
Eric Cantor, in August.
Since the stimulus bill passed and was signed into law, unemployment is up in Richmond, up in Virginia, and up across this country. The stimulus has failed.
Mitch McConnell, in August.
By any measurable index, the stimulus package has been a failure.
The Congressional Budget Office, Monday.
The stimulus bill enacted earlier this year has resulted in as many as 1.6 million jobs saved or created this fall, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said Monday evening. […] Additionally, the CBO said, gross domestic product (GDP) was as much as 3.2 percent higher than it would have been in the absence of the stimulus.
Remember, not a single Republican in the House voted for the stimulus bill. In the face of the greatest financial crisis since the 1930s, they voted to do nothing, and if they’d gotten their way, another million Americans would be jobless, and the economy would still be shrinking instead of growing.
And while the stimulus was, in fact, producing jobs in their home states, they were publicly trashing it, right alongside the Teabaggers.
Serious question: when was the last time these clowns were right about anything?