Stimulus: Broken Jobs Promises

Although Democrats Promised Their Plan Would ‘Give Our Economy The Jolt It Needs,’ Millions Of Americans Have Lost Their Jobs Since It Passed

Unemployment Rate: 9.0%
(“The Unemployment Situation – January 2011,” Bureau Of Labor Statistics, 2/16/11)

Millions Of Jobs Lost February, 2009 – January, 2011
(U.S. Dept. Of Labor, “Employment, Hour, And Earnings From The Current Employment Statistics Survey (National),” Accessed 2/16/11)

Stimulus Promise: ‘This Bill Creates 3.5 Million Jobs’

PRESIDENT OBAMA: “It's A Plan That Will Save Or Create Up To 4 Million Jobs Over The Next Two Years.” (President Obama, Town Hall Meeting, Fort Myers, FL, 2/10/09)

•    OBAMA: “… My Bottom Line Is, Are We Creating 4 Million Jobs?” (President Obama, Press Conference, 2/9/09)

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: In “18 Months” Stimulus Will “Create 3.5 Million Jobs … Literally Drop-Kicks Us Out Of This Recession.” “This is a monumental project, but I think it's doable. But I just think we got to stay on top (inaudible) and we got to stay on top of that on a weekly basis. Because this is about getting this out and spent in 18 months to create 3.5 million jobs and do -- to set -- tee this up so the rest of the good work that's being done here literally drop-kicks us out of this recession and we begin to grow again and begin to employ people again.” (Vice President Biden, Remarks At Recover Plan Implementation Meeting, The White House, 2/25/09)

•    BIDEN: “In My Wildest Dreams, I Never Thought It Would Work This Well.” (“Biden On Stimulus: ‘Never Thought It Would Work This Well,’” The Wall Street Journal, 9/24/09)

SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV): “This Bill Creates 3.5 Million Jobs.”
(Sen. Reid, Press Conference, 2/11/09)

“And It's A Very Significant Stimulus, 3.5 Million To 4 Million Jobs Is A Lot Of Jobs.” (NBC’s “Meet The Press,” 3/8/09)

“The House And Senate Have Taken A Critical Step Forward By Passing The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act. It Will Give Our Economy The Jolt It Needs, Create Jobs, And Help Get Our Country Back On Track.” (Sen. Murray, Floor Remarks, 2/11/09)

REP. NANCY PELOSI (D-CA): “House-Passed Bill/Obama Plan (HR 1) Creates 3.7 Million Jobs.”
(Rep. Pelosi, “Setting The Record Straight,” Press Release 2/10/09)