“The President's plan estimates that over the next two years, 16,700 jobs will be created in New Hampshire, with the majority in the private sector, particularly in the clean energy and health-care industries. But Shea-Porter said, ‘We are actually hoping for 22,800 jobs.’” (Aoife Connors, Stimulus Plan to Provide Jobs, Cut Taxes for New Hampshire Families, New Hampshire Union Leader, 2/5/2009)
Shea-Porter begins walk-back on stimulus, will other vulnerable Dems follow?
October 21, 2009 by Patrick
In February, upon voting for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Dem. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) said, “Our goal with the stimulus is to reduce unemployment rates. … This will happen because the stimulus money will be used for building infrastructure and this will create jobs in New Hampshire.”
But in the wake of news that the stimulus bill has created very few jobs at all, the vulnerable House Democrat is quickly dialing back her support for the measure:
“I know that it has created some jobs but clearly not what we were anticipating…” – Carol Shea-Porter on WMUR, October 21, 2009