With Unemployment Still at 10%, Residents Have A New Year's Question For Target Dems: Where Are the Jobs?

January 8, 2010

FYI, a version of the release below went out to the following districts: Jason Altmire (PA-04); Marion Berry (AR-01); Sanford Bishop (GA-02); Tim Bishop (NY-01); John Boccieri (OH-16); Leonard Boswell (IA-03); Rick Boucher (VA-09); Dennis Cardoza (CA-18); Chris Carney (PA-10); Jim Costa (CA-20); Kathy Dahlkemper (PA-03); Lincoln Davis (TN-04); Gabby Giffords (AZ-08); Alan Grayson (FL-08); John Hall (NY-19); Debbie Halvorson (IL-11); Martin Heinrich (NM-01); Tim Holden (PA-17); Steve Kagen (WI-08); Mary Jo Kilroy (OH-15); Larry Kissell (NC-08); Ron Klein (FL-22); Rick Larsen (WA-02); Dan Maffei (NY-25); Jim Marshall (GA-08); Eric Massa (NY-29); Michael McMahon (NY-13); Jerry McNerney (CA-11); Michael Michaud (ME-02); Alan Mollohan (WV-01); Scott Murphy (NY-20); David Obey (WI-07); Bill Owens (NY-23); Ed Perlmutter (CO-07); Tom Perriello (VA-05); Nick Rahall (WV-03); Mike Ross (AR-04); Loretta Sanchez (CA-47); Mark Schauer (MI-07); Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01); Ike Skelton (MO-04); Vic Snyder (AR-02); John Spratt (SC-05); Dina Titus (NV-03); Tim Walz (MN-01); Charlie Wilson (OH-06); David Wu (OR-01); and John Yarmuth (KY-03).

With Unemployment Still at 10%, Michiganders Have A New Year’s Question For Schauer: Where Are the Jobs?

Another Grim Unemployment Report Solidifies Democrat Economic Failures


Washington- After consecutive months of startling unemployment figures, Mark Schauer’s stimulus is undoubtedly a failure. Since the passing of the Democrats’ trillion dollar stimulus, Americans have seen the economy plummet and unemployment reach double-digits for the first time since 1983. While the stimulus results that Schauer and his party bosses once promised have failed to transpire, money that was promised to go to the private sector has been spent expanding the federal government instead. While Michiganders have been lining up at the unemployment office over the past several months, Schauer repeatedly rubber-stamped the latest installments of his party’s reckless spending spree.


As Democrats push their big-spending agenda, analysts and taxpayers worry their policies are doing more harm than good.


“Other analysts argue any new stimulus that goes much beyond additional unemployment aid is not warranted and would do more harm than good by adding to a record $1.4 trillion U.S. budget deficit for Fiscal 2009 and potentially scaring off investors…’Given the size of the deficit, you really cannot go much further than that,’ said former Federal Reserve Governor Lyle Gramley.’” (Brian M. Riedl, “Why Government Spending Does Not Stimulate Economic Growth: Answering the Critics,” The Heritage Foundation, 1/05/2010)


“In fact, large stimulus bills often reduce long-term productivity by transferring resources from the more productive private sector to the less productive government. The government rarely receives good value for the dollars it spends. However, stimulus bills provide politicians with the political justification to grant tax dollars to favored constituencies. By increasing the budget deficit, large stimulus bills eventually contribute to higher interest rates while dropping even more debt on future generations.” (Brian M. Riedl, “Why Government Spending Does Not Stimulate Economic Growth: Answering the Critics,” The Heritage Foundation, 1/05/2010)


With the numbers stacked against him and a failed ‘stimulus’ under his belt, Schauer and his party bosses ran for political cover by blindly pushing another ‘stimulus’ through Congress.


“’You could begin to have adverse effects on interest rates and it is not at all clear that it is really necessary,’ he said, adding that anything that got signed into law would be pure “window dressing” to provide Obama political cover.”


“’It is going to be more on Congress to do something than on Obama because of the congressional election,’ he said.’” (David Alexander and Philip Barbara, “Obama to push stimulus-lite as employment lags,” Reuters, 1/07/2010)


“After casting a ‘yes’ vote for the first failed stimulus, Mark Schauer foolishly voted for another round of failed government spending,” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain.“With unemployment still sky-high, Schauer, Pelosi and loyal legions of congressional Democrats continue to borrow and spend the country out of economic recovery. Mark Schauer is a key culprit in a congress that spends too much, taxes too much, and borrows too much. Unsurprisingly, voters still want to know: Where are the jobs?”