Statements about Stimulus
Says Rick Perry of Texas was "the governor who relied most on stimulus funds to close his state’s budget deficit in 2010."
"President Obama and liberal former DNC Chairman Tim Kaine’s $787 billion stimulus failed to create jobs."
The Obama administration has cut taxes on small businesses 17 times.
Non-defense discretionary spending has increased "by over 80 percent in the last two years."
The 2009 stimulus bill "failed to get people back to work."
"Gov. (Rick) Perry helped balance his budget with about $6 billion worth of federal help, which he happily took, and then started blaming the members of Congress who had offered that help."
On federal stimulus money for expanding rail service.
Discretionary spending has "increased over 20-some percent in two years if you don’t include the stimulus. If you put in the stimulus, it’s over 80 percent."
Gov. Rick Perry "used $3.2 billion in stimulus dollars for schools to plug other holes in his budget."
"Put simply, less government spending equals more private sector jobs."
Says Sen. Sherrod Brown admitted "that his $787 billion stimulus law failed" and "after specifically attacking Republicans for wanting to lower Americans' taxes, (he) now claims that his stimulus bill 'didn't do enough' to lower taxes."
"Thirty-five states have accepted high-speed intercity rail money."
Says the high-speed rail project provides "short-term jobs."
The high-speed rail project would create "60,000-plus jobs for Floridians."
Says Tri-Rail shows the potential problems with investing in high-speed rail.
The stimulus bill "promised to keep unemployment under 8%."
Says signs posted at projects funded by the federal stimulus act has cost "20 or 40 million" dollars.
Since Sherrod Brown and the Democrats "rammed" the economic stimulus bill through, "Ohio's unemployment rate has risen to 9.6 percent, above the national average."
"It is projected that 3.07 million people will use the train annually. Keep in mind that Amtrak's Acela train in Washington D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Baltimore only had 3.2 million riders in 2010."
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