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Silence (So Far) from Democrats on Stimulus Anniversary
NBC News ^ | 2/17/14 | Mark Murray

Posted on 02/17/2014 1:27:00 PM PST by Libloather

When the $787 billion federal stimulus was signed into law exactly five years ago this Monday, the U.S. economy was losing almost 800,000 jobs per month. Now? More than 4.2 million jobs have been added since March 2009.

Also at this time five years ago, the unemployment rate was 8.3% and would climb to a high of 10.0% just months later. Now it stands at 6.6%.

But on this fifth anniversary of the stimulus – passed mostly along party lines in response to financial crisis and Great Recession – Democrats and the White House have responded so far with … silence. As of 11:00 am ET, First Read hadn’t obtained a single statement from the White House or a Democratic member of Congress marking the anniversary. (Time magazine reports the White House will issue a report later this week highlighting how the stimulus helped the economy recover.)

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anniversary; debt; democrats; porkulus; silence; spending; stimulus
Every day is the anniversary of Husseincare.
1 posted on 02/17/2014 1:27:00 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

I expect Nancy Pelosi will be willing to step to the plate.


2 posted on 02/17/2014 1:31:48 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Libloather

As the commie ‘RATS like to say, “Just wait! In five or ten years, it will be very ‘popular’.”


3 posted on 02/17/2014 1:32:56 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As government expands, liberty contracts. - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: Libloather

Good questions. Why no celebration? Aren’t the liberals proud of Porkulus???


4 posted on 02/17/2014 1:33:30 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Libloather
Also at this time five years ago, the unemployment rate was 8.3% and would climb to a high of 10.0% just months later. Now it stands at 6.6%.

The 8.3, 10.0 and 6.6 rates are all lies. The true rate is much higher. 14-15% would not surprise me.

5 posted on 02/17/2014 1:39:21 PM PST by upchuck (Stop this abuse now! Get behind Convention of States: http://bit.ly/1ak1Iz9)
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6 posted on 02/17/2014 1:39:59 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Steely Tom; All

Or maybe Biden will repeat his statement of a few years ago ..?? Nothing seemed to be happening, so Obama sent out Biden to assure people that the stimulus was working .. and he said:

“The stimulus is doing exactly what it was designed to do.”

And .. we found out Biden was correct .. the stimulus was designed to pay back the unions. And, none of the things Obama promised to fix with the stimulus ever got fixed.

And .. this is also why I believe the latest “stimulus” for “climate change” .. is really designed to prop up the dems for the 2014 election.


7 posted on 02/17/2014 1:43:03 PM PST by The Final Harvest (MY AMERICA: "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: Libloather
OBAMA SCORECARD

Promises Made In His June 4, 2008 Nomination Victory Speech

CHECK ALL THAT APPLY:

- Provide care for the sick

- Good jobs to the jobless

- Slow the rise of the oceans

- Planet began to heal

- Ended a war

- Secured our nation

- Restored our image as the last, best hope on earth


8 posted on 02/17/2014 1:48:27 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: Libloather

Now what is the difference? Either let is slide silently by or orchestrate a media blitz celebration of its ringing success, unchallenged by anyone.


9 posted on 02/17/2014 1:49:29 PM PST by ArtDodger
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To: Libloather

Call it National Debt Day.


10 posted on 02/17/2014 1:51:50 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Libloather

The question is where are the Republicans?

Oh yea, their hands are dirty too.


11 posted on 02/17/2014 2:00:19 PM PST by DManA
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Obama bailed out his buddies like labor unions with stimulus but before that banking and insurance got bailed out by W Bush with TARP.

Both were wrong.

Its time for the Uniparty bailout and austerity politics of both parties to stop.

The Obama-Boehner policies are raising debt ceilings, cutting a little spending here and there (military pensions) and raising taxes at the same time.

Its time to eliminate debt, not manage debt. Lets get a real conservative policy instead of a GOPe-Obama policy going in Washington.


12 posted on 02/17/2014 2:06:51 PM PST by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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