New Hampshire Spends $430,000 of Taxpayer Dollars to Produce an Unimpressive 22 Jobs
Washington- With 15.1 million people out of work and a national unemployment rate of 9.8%, it’s painfully obvious that Carol Shea-Porter and her fellow Democrat colleagues’ failed stimulus has fallen short of the promises they once made. New Hampshire state officials report that $430,000 has been spent over the course of eight months, only producing a meager 22 jobs, paling in comparison to the 18,000 jobs lost in the past year alone. These staggering numbers only leave New Hampshire families to wonder: Where are the jobs that Democrats once promised?
President Obama promised to create or save 600,000 jobs by the end of the summer:
“He also repeated an earlier promise to create or save 600,000 jobs by the end of the summer. Neither the acceleration nor the jobs goal are new. Both represent a White House repackaging of promises and projects to blunt criticism that the effects haven't been worth the historic price tag. And the job estimate is so murky, it can never be verified.” (Brett Blackledge and Matt Apuzzo, “Obama's Stimulus Promise: More Than 600,000 Jobs,” The Associate Press, 6/08/2009)
However, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment declined by 263,000 in September and job losses averaged 307,000 per month from May through September. Despite the numbers stacked against the stimulus, Democrats refuse to admit their failures:
“Vice President Joe Biden delivered a rousing review of the government’s economic stimulus plan in a conversation with the nation’s governors. ‘In my wildest dreams, I never thought it would work this well,’ he said. ‘Thank you, thank you.’” (Elizabeth Williamson, “Biden on Stimulus: ‘Never Thought It Would Work This Well’,” The Wall Street Journal, 9/24/2009)
“After giving a free pass to spend $430,000 of New Hampshire taxpayer money with little to show for it, Carol Shea-Porter's failed stimulus has led to nothing more than a jobless recovery,” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. “Despite numerous promises from Congressional Democrats, there are still 15.1 million Americans out of work. After wasting taxpayer dollars to produce an unimpressive 22 jobs in New Hampshire, middle-class families are still asking one thing: Where are the jobs?”
Carol Shea-Porter and her Democrat colleagues’ failed promises have driven an already-struggling economy further into the ground, wasting billions of taxpayer dollars in the process. Will she wake up? Or will New Hampshire voters have to force her to do so next November?