Today is the one-year anniversary of my opponent David Obey’s 787 billion dollar stimulus disaster. Remember their promises? If the stimulus passed, unemployment would stay below 8%. Unemployment rose above 10%, and has reached 17% when you include people who have simply given up looking for jobs. They said the stimulus would create 3 million new jobs. We’ve lost 3 million new jobs.
A recent survey in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel found that 69% of staff economists believe the stimulus has had “no impact on employment to date.”
Even Democratic Senator Evan Bayh, who announced his retirement this week, said “If I could create one job in the private sector by helping grow a business, that would be one more than Congress has created in the past six months.”
The stimulus has been an unmitigated disaster, plunging us deeper in debt but doing nothing to help our economy recover.
Today I’m asking you to join me in fighting back.
We’re hosting a “moneybomb” today at www.obeystimulus.com, to educate voters about Chairman Obey, Congress’ biggest spender, and the stimulus bill that he wrote.
We’ll also be chatting live right here at 1 p.m. CST. I hope you can join us! Leave your questions for me in the comments below.