Since the ‘stimulus’ was signed into law, over two million Americans have lost their jobs, and the unemployment rate has jumped from 7.6 percent to 9.4 percent. What’s more, the plan has only paid out approximately 10 percent of the funds – with only $1.5 billion paid out for transportation infrastructure projects."/>


Since the ‘stimulus’ was signed into law, over two million Americans have lost their jobs, and the unemployment rate has jumped from 7.6 percent to 9.4 percent. What’s more, the plan has only paid out approximately 10 percent of the funds – with only $1.5 billion paid out for transportation infrastructure projects."/> An absolute failure | News, Sports, Jobs - SANIBEL-CAPTIVA - Island Reporter, Islander and Current
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An absolute failure

By Staff | Aug 19, 2009

To the editor,

The vast majority of Americans agree: the Democrats’ “stimulus” plan has been an absolute failure.

Since the ‘stimulus’ was signed into law, over two million Americans have lost their jobs, and the unemployment rate has jumped from 7.6 percent to 9.4 percent. What’s more, the plan has only paid out approximately 10 percent of the funds with only $1.5 billion paid out for transportation infrastructure projects.

The only thing that the Democrats’ ill-conceived ‘stimulus’ bill has been able to guarantee is that our children and grandchildren will inherit a legacy of more spending, more debt, more regulations and more government.

As I have said before, no nation has ever spent its way to prosperity. Instead of ramming job-killing plans through Congress, like a government takeover of our nation’s health care system and a national energy tax, we should look to pro-growth solutions that allow private businesses – and not the government – to become the catalysts for job creation. Only then can our economy bounce back stronger than ever.

Congressman Connie Mack

Florida, District 14