NRCC - Shea-Porter-Pelosi Agenda Continues To Fall Flat With High Unemployment

Jobless Rate Remains High as Shea-Porter and Co. Push Forward with Reckless Agenda


Washington- For another consecutive month, families in New Hampshire and across the country are feeling the devastating consequences of Carol Shea-Porter's big-spending agenda. With the national unemployment rate remaining well above nine percent in July and an additional 247,000 jobs lost, it’s clear that Shea-Porter's loyal servitude to Nancy Pelosi and the rest of her anti-jobs Democrat leaders has done little to revive the country’s struggling economy.


“For all of her runaway spending and political maneuvering, Carol Shea-Porter still hasn’t answered a simple question: Where are the jobs?” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. “Shea-Porter might be patting herself on the back as the ever-increasing unemployment rate actually stalled, but the fact remains that millions of Americans have lost their jobs as a result of a devastating recession and Democrats continue to try to sell an explosion in spending and big-government growth as the solution to the country’s problems. Shea-Porter and her party leaders promised New Hampshire families that relief was on the way when they voted to nearly bankrupt the country with a trillion-dollar spending spree, but today’s announcement is further proof that the so-called stimulus has failed to live up to Shea-Porter's empty promises.”


Just a few months after the stimulus bill was signed into law, Americans recognized that Shea-Porter's runaway spending spree was intended to stimulate little more than big government. Democrat leaders in Washington pledged that the coming days would actually yield results. According to the White House:


“Looking ahead, an additional 600,000 jobs are expected to be created or saved under the Recovery Act in the next 100 days and billions of dollars in contracts and grants are expected to be awarded in the coming months.” (“Vice President Biden Delivers First Quarterly Report to the President on Recovery Act Progress,” White House Press Release, 5/13/09)


With no real progress to show since May, Shea-Porter and her Democrat cohorts will have a difficult time reaching the 600,000 mark promised to the American people. Almost 250,000 jobs were shed in July alone, making it clear that they have a long way to go.