Thursday, July 15, 2010

Pence Take on White House Stimulus Jobs Numbers.... "Really?"

Congressman Pence gives more facts in his one-minute speech than anyone we have seen in recent years. He reminds many Republicans of Cong Charles Halleck from Indiana who teamed with Senator Everett Dirkson of Illinois for a weekly press briefing by minority Republicans called the "Ev and Charlie Show" back in the early 60's. A little about Cong Halleck:

He was a strong opponent of the liberal social proposals of Democrats John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, but supported the Vietnam War and was one of the strongest advocates for the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Along with Senator Everett Dirksen he was the face of the Republican Party during most of the 1960s, and made frequent appearances on television news and talk programs. The press jocularly nicknamed his joint appearances with Mr. Dirksen the "Ev and Charlie Show."
Once again the State of Indiana has sent a Congressman to DC who is not afraid to take a stand -- Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN-6th) who is one of the best Chairs of the Republican Conference we have seen in a long time.

Pence Take on White House Stimulus Jobs Numbers.. "Really?"
“Enough with the talk. The stimulus bill has failed. It's time for new ideas.”

Washington, DC - U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference delivered the following remarks on the House floor today:

“In the worst economy in a quarter of a century, American families are hurting, businesses are struggling in the city and on the farm. And that's obvious to almost everyone in this country except the Obama Administration.

“Remarkably, yesterday, the White House issued a report saying that the stimulus bill that passed a year and a half ago, had ‘saved or created 2.5 to 3.6 million jobs.’ As my three teenagers might say to me in like circumstances, ‘Really?’ Two point five to 3.6 million jobs? Unemployment was 7.5 percent when the stimulus was passed, it's 9.5 percent today.

“It's important the American people know that the report, issued by the administration yesterday, isn't even based on actual numbers. It comes from what economists say is a highly-inflated projection of how much economic growth is created for every government dollar that's spent. The facts come from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They speak for themselves.

“Since the stimulus was enacted, more than 3 million jobs have been lost in this country. A net job loss of 2.4 million jobs. Enough with the talk. The stimulus bill has failed. It's time for new ideas. Across the board tax relief and fiscal discipline now.”

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