Statements about Stimulus

Says U.S. Senate hopeful Tammy Baldwin voted for a $1 trillion stimulus bill that included a wasteful "$800,000 to replace light bulbs."

Says U.S. Senate opponent Eric Hovde "supported billions in stimulus for high-speed rail"  and "billions more to bail out banks."

Says U.S. Rep. Ron Kind’s "stimulus cost taxpayers $278,000 per job."

"Since taking office, President Obama has signed into law spending increases of nearly 25 percent for domestic government agencies, an 84 percent increase when you include the failed stimulus."

About 1 in 10 public school teachers in Wisconsin would have been laid off without federal stimulus funds.

"Discretionary spending went up 84 percent in the last two years"

Says Republican Reid Ribble says stimulus bill failed to jumpstart the economy, but his "roofing company made almost $300,000 off stimulus funded projects."

Says Russ Feingold supported a stimulus plan that allowed a company to create 3,000 jobs in China.

Says Steve Kagen "promised us jobs, voting for the $787 billion stimulus. Cost: another 77,000 jobs lost."

A $300 million stimulus allocation to Wisconsin "has led to the creation of tens of thousands of jobs in every corner of this state."

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