From the Illinois Tea Party…
-By C. Steven Tucker
While our friends on the left keep repeating the tired marching order "Forward", it is crucial to understand what President Obama means by "Forward." For starters, President Obama has increased the national debt more than all other presidents combined from George Washington to George W. Bush in less than 3 years. In fact, the numbers are now in on the last 3 years of his Presidency and Barack Obama has now been proven to be the biggest government spender in world history.
And what do we have to show for that record, mammoth, spending? Let's see a $787 BILLION "Stimulus" bill which was sold as providing "Shovel Ready Jobs". In reality less than 6% of the Stimulus funds went to "Shovel Ready Jobs".
This is precisely why President Obama finally had to admit that Shovel Ready Jobs weren't so Shovel Ready President Obama also promised that if we passed his $787 Billion Stimulus Bill unemployment "will not rise above 8%" and would go down to 5% by now. Know where it is now? The White House numbers, which do not include 'mean' unemployment or the "U6" numbers (which include those who have given up looking for work) is 8.1% and has remained above 8% for 40 straight months. When you add people who have given up looking for work back in, as the "U6" numbers do, the real unemployment numbers are more than 15%. See the real "U6" unemployment numbers here….
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