Statements about Stimulus
Says Barack Obama had "huge majorities" in Congress during his first two years in office and "did nothing with them to create jobs in America."
Says the federal stimulus program was ineffective because "the number of jobs has actually decreased by 18,300 through July 2011."
Says Mitt Romney flip-flopped on supporting "the president's Recovery Act."
"(Stimulus money) went to critically important projects like studying ants in Africa."
Stimulus money went to "office upgrades for politicians."
Solyndra "had robots that whistled Disney songs. I'm not kidding."
"(President Barack Obama gave) half a billion in taxpayer money to help his friends at Solyndra, a business the White House knew was on the path to bankruptcy."
The departments of Commerce, Education and Energy and the EPA saw their spending increase by between 130 percent and 219 percent between 2008 and 2010.
The stimulus created "zero jobs."
"Our unemployment rate has been higher than 8 percent for more than two-and-a-half years, far above what the Obama Administration promised with the 'stimulus.' "
Says U.S. Sen Sherrod Brown "promised that the first stimulus bill would fund the
Brent Spence Bridge."
"The first round of stimulus ... it created zero jobs."
Says U.S. Rep. Ron Kind’s "stimulus cost taxpayers $278,000 per job."
"Dubious taxpayer-funded" stimulus spending -- Part II.
Says President Barack Obama’s "own economists say the stimulus cost $278K per job ‘created.’ "
Says a new report proves the stimulus supported by N.J. Democrats cost $278,000 per job.
"POTUS’ economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per job."
"As we've seen that federal support for states diminish, you've seen the biggest job losses in the public sector -- teachers, police officers, firefighters losing their jobs."
"Dubious taxpayer-funded stimulus projects in Rhode Island include … $250,000 to provide digital television to the state’s inmate population."
Says that in 2009, Jon Huntsman "said that the Recovery Act wasn't large enough and as governor he asked for $14.4 billion in federal stimulus funds. Now he's saying that he never supported it."
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