The stimulus package passed one year ago (time flies doesn't it?) was supposed to create thousands, nay, millions of jobs. We in Illinois were excitedly awaiting the money (while the pols were wetting themselves over images of money flowing in for their contracting and consulting buddies.
So, how has Illinois done? Pat Brady, Illinois Republican chairman, said not only hasn't the stimulus created jobs, but since the stimulus passed, Illinois has lost thousands. Sure, consider the source, but if you''ve got different figures, please post them.
to President Obama and Illinois Democrats one would think their
stimulus bill brought jobs to Illinois and has the economy booming as a
result. The unfortunate reality is the state lost over 143,000 jobs
since the stimulus was passed one year ago. That's 391 jobs lost each
day. Now at 11.1 percent unemployment, the Democrats' grand experiment
has failed at the expense of the hardworking people in Illinois.
have been telling their representatives that they need jobs for months,
but the Democrats didn't listen. Their solution to throw taxpayer
dollars at the problem didn't work and with the national and state
deficit both at a staggering $12 [t]rillion, Illinoisans have questions.
They want to know where the jobs are and what happened to the taxpayer
dollars that were supposed to bring them to Illinois. Most of all they
want to know what the Democrats plan to do to bring jobs to Illinois.
As Republicans we do this by providing tax relief - not piling it on,
reducing our deficit to restore confidence and limiting burdensome
Illinoisans want common-sense plans to move the economy forward - even if it means hiring new representatives come November."