Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Boehner: How Will Vice President Defend "Stimulus" That Was Supposed to Create Jobs "Immediately" in a State With Over 10 Percent Unemployment?

The first of two items in today from Matt's Congressman, the Minority Leader in the House, and a Great American, John Boehner:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) issued the following statement today on Vice President Biden’s trip to Ohio tomorrow:

“I’d like to welcome Vice President Biden to the Buckeye State. Our state has been hit hard by the recession, and, like many other Ohioans, I’ll be curious to see what the Vice President has to say, especially on the trillion-dollar ‘stimulus’ that clearly isn’t working. How will he defend a bill that the White House promised would create jobs ‘immediately’ in a state that still has over 10 percent unemployment? How will he explain the Administration’s promises that if we passed that bill, the nationwide unemployment rate would stay below eight percent, when it’s now at 9.5 percent and rising? How will he explain supporting policies that will destroy even more American jobs, like Speaker Pelosi’s national energy tax or a government takeover of health care financed by a new tax on small business? The people of Ohio – like people all over America – have a right to know, where are the jobs?”