NRCC - Does Shea-Porter Believe that Obama has ‘Turned the Economy Around’?

Democrat Party Chair Says Their Job-Killing Policies Were Able to “Turn This Economy Around” While Middle-Class Families Suffer from a Weak Economy

Washington --- Although the economic realities facing American middle-class families remain dire and unpredictable, Carol Shea-Porter's Democrat leaders seem negligent to the damage that their economic policies have done. If Shea-Porter agrees with her party Chairwoman that the Democrats’ devastating policies have fixed the economy, she is clearly out-of-touch with New Hampshire's middle-class families and the dire situation they are currently in.

“Carol Shea-Porter's party leaders have made it clear they are more interested in advancing and defending their devastating policies than accepting the catastrophic reality of their job-stifling agenda or the dire economic realities New Hampshire families have to face every day,” said NRCC Communications Director Paul Lindsay. “If she can’t admit her own Democrat policies have failed miserably, Shea-Porter is demonstrating how remarkably out of touch she is with the most urgent needs of middle-class families and small businesses in New Hampshire.”

On Sunday, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz ignored economic reality, declaring that Democrat policies have been able to “turn this economy around” successfully:

MR. GREGORY: Sixty percent almost, 59 percent, disapprove of the president's handling of the economy.  And there are facts that back that up that are difficult for this administration and for the Democrats:  unemployment's up 25 percent since Inauguration Day for President Obama; the debt's up 35 percent, over $14 trillion; a gallon of gas up over 100 percent, with gas $3.75, higher than that in certain parts of the country.  Why should Americans trust Democratic governance right now on the economy, and particularly the president's?

REP. SCHULTZ:  Because we were able to, under President Obama's leadership, turn this economy around.  When President Obama took office...

MR. GREGORY:  Whoa, whoa, let me just stop you there.  Clearly, the economy has not been turned around.  I mean, you just saw those numbers.

REP. SCHULTZ:  It, it certainly--it has...

MR. GREGORY:  Americans don't believe that's the case. (Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, NBC’s “Meet the Press,” 6/12/11)

Clearly Carol Shea-Porter's Democrat leaders are negligent of the obvious failure of their job-crushing policies in addition to the real needs of American middle-class families. Does that mean Shea-Porter agrees that her own policies have left the economy in its current state, or does she stand beside them and deny that families and small businesses in New Hampshire actually need relief?

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