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ALL of THEM – ‘GOP Morons of the Day’

Via: Think Progress

REP. MICHELE BACHMANN (R-MN): “More stimulus? Do we really need ‘son of  stimulus’? We passed a trillion dollars in stimulus. Will billions more do the job? There is nothing new here…I hope Congress doesn’t pass this plan.”

REP. DARRELL ISSA (R-CA): “The failed stimulus and its successor policies have proven that massive government deficit spending is not the solution — it is the problem.” Issa also “poo-pooed the president’s job package, saying it sounds like a ‘second stimulus.’”

SEN. LISA MURKOWSKI (R-AK): “Although the plan we heard tonight sounds a lot like a replay of his 2009 stimulus bill, even the President has now come to realize what Americans have known for some time, it simply didn’t work. $800 billion in federal spending got us where we are today.”

SEN. RICHARD SHELBY (R-AL): “This seems to be nothing more than a son of stimulus proposal that will generate more political rhetoric than jobs. If that is the case, I will firmly reject it.”

REP. ANDY HARRIS (R-MD): “We didn’t hear a whole lot new. This is basically ‘stimulus two.’

SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): “Two and a half years after the President’s signature jobs bill was signed into law, 1.7 million fewer Americans have jobs. So, I’d say that Americans have 1.7 million reasons to oppose another stimulus.”

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN REINCE PREIBUS: “Despite one failed stimulus, the President wants even more deficit spending.”

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Of course, all of this criticism is based on the incorrect assumption that the 2009 Recovery Act didn’t work.

But as the Congressional Budget Office has continually found, the Recovery Act created or supported MILLIONS of JOBS, keeping the unemployment rate up to TWO POINTS BELOW where it otherwise would have been.

At its height in the third quarter of 2010, Recovery Act funds were supporting up to 3.6 million jobs.

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/09/09/315347/gop-second-stimulus/

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September 10, 2011 - Posted by | 2012, Bachmann, GOP morons | , , , , , , , , , , ,

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