Statements about Stimulus

Says President Barack Obama "spent nearly a trillion dollars on make-work government jobs."

Says the Obama administration spent taxpayer dollars on electric cars in Finland (and) windmills in China.

"This is what President Obama said the jobless rate would be if we passed the stimulus: 5.6 percent."

"In one year, (President Obama) provided $90 billion in breaks to the green energy world … into solar and wind, to Solyndra and Fisker and Tesla and Ener1."

The Obama administration’s "green" stimulus program "funneled close to $2 billion dollars to overseas firms," creating thousands of jobs in China.

Says Obama sent $450 million to China to build a wind farm in Texas.

The stimulus program "cut taxes for 95 percent of the American people."

Says U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich "spent a trillion of our tax dollars on a stimulus for failed companies here and jobs overseas."

Stimulus dollars paid for "windmills from China."

The Obama administration "has been outsourcing" by sending money to "solar and wind energy companies that end up making their products outside the United States."

Says stimulus money went to buy electric cars from Finland as a payback to Obama supporters.

Says Mitt Romney is wrong to claim that spending under Obama has "accelerated at a pace without precedent in recent history," because it's actually risen "slower than at any time in nearly 60 years."

On President Barack Obama’s stimulus

Says the stimulus bill sent tax credits overseas, such as  "tens of millions of dollars to build traffic lights in China."

Says the stimulus bill sent tax credits overseas, such as "half a billion to an electric car company that created hundreds of jobs in Finland."

Says the stimulus bill sent tax credits overseas, such as "$1.2 billion to a solar company that's building a plant in Mexico."

"Three years ago, a newly elected President Obama told America that if Congress approved his plan to borrow nearly a trillion dollars, he would hold unemployment below 8 percent."

Says Mitt Romney flip-flopped on supporting "the president's Recovery Act."

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.

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