The whole stimulus program has been a fraud from the start, promising millions of jobs and delivering few, and playing on Americans' fears to get the stimulus passed right away, because we simply couldn't wait. So far, only 6% of the total has been spent. The "emergency" was a sham.That’s what Democrats are, irresponsible. Where are the jobs? The only thing that will really recover this economy is jobs. If you remember the Obama administration and a Democrat controlled Congress rushed through a $787billion dollar pork filled emergency stimulus package while everyone (except the Democrats) knew that spending money on Democrat pet projects and expanding government was not going to stimulate the economy.
This may be why 45% of taxpayers in a June 10 Rasmussen Poll said they'd halt stimulus spending now vs. just 36% who want it continued. They know it's not stimulus at all. Its waste, fraud and abuse on a grand scale — almost as if it was planned that way.-- Investor's Business Daily
Democrats knew that the middle class needed jobs. Joe Biden even promised middle class jobs on the campaign trail. Notice Biden thinks JOBS is a three letter word! (see 19sec. video)
Four letter word J-O-B-S
But instead of doing anything to creating good middle class jobs Obama and Democrats charted and took America on an unsustainable course. (see 48sec. video)
According to Newsmax, "The president and Democrats in Congress claim this spending binge is necessary to put Americans back to work," House Republican leader John Boehner said Saturday in the Republican radio and Internet address. "They promised unemployment would not rise above 8 percent if their trillion-dollar stimulus was passed.
"But our nation has lost nearly 3 million jobs this year. Unemployment has soared above 9 percent. And now the president admits that unemployment will soon reach double digits.
"After all of this spending, after all of this borrowing from China, the Middle East, our children and our grandchildren, where are the jobs?" Boehner said. (see source)
Remember the president’s ridicule of opponents to his stimulus plan? (see 27sec. video)
So the arrogant plan of Obama and the Democrats was to spend $787billion dollars on government projects and pork for Democrats and according to Obama that was the point!
And what did Obama and Democrats spend the money on?
• A turtle crossing in northern Florida, at a cost of $3.4 million, to a guardrail near a man-made lake that no longer contains any water, with a price tag of $1.1 million.
• $1 billion for the FutureGen power project in Illinois, called the biggest earmark ever. And no one is sure it will even work.
• $800,000 to pave a runway at John Murtha Airport — dubbed the Airport for Nobody because it's rarely used.
• Money from stimulus funds for 10,000 dead people.
• A report by Deloitte Touche last week said that about $500 billion of the $787 billion in stimulus will be spent through the "traditional (government) procurement network." Using past performance as a gauge, Deloitte Touche predicted as much as $50 billion will end up being fraudulently spent — or 10% of the total. (see source)
Knowing that this economy needed jobs Obama and Democrats disregarded the middle class and they disregarded the economy and did what they wanted to do, they spent tax payer money on partisan Democrat projects. And now there’s talk about a second stimulus?
This is proof that the first rushed Obama stimulus didn’t work and proof that Democrats in the face of worst economic down turn since the great depression put their partisan politics before the well being of the United States of America.
That was totally irresponsible! And try as they may, they can’t blame Bush either!