Will Loyal Obama Ally Again Support Tax-Spend-And-Borrow Agenda?
As President Barack Obama prepares to call tonight, in a nationwide address, for a reported $400 billion in new “stimulus” spending – to be paid for later with new debt and job-killing tax hikes – where does his loyal ally, Senator Sherrod Brown, stand?
And as he helped Obama and his Washington party bosses ram their $787 billion spending binge into law, Brown claimed it would create 122,000 Ohio jobs, and his bosses in the Obama Administration claimed it would hold unemployment below 8 percent.
But in reality, the United States has lost 2.4 million jobs since Obama took office, and the country is now in its 31st consecutive month of above-8-percent unemployment.
Now, The New York Times reports that Obama’s latest “stimulus” plan will cost “hundreds of billions of dollars,” and Bloomberg reports that the Obama White House says they “will call on Congress to offset the cost of the short-term jobs measures by raising tax revenue in later years” – in other words, spend the money now, but make Americans pay later with job-killing tax hikes.
“When it comes to jobs, Ohioans have been listening to the same empty promises from President Obama and his left-hand man Sherrod Brown for the last several years,” said NRSC spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “It’s painfully clear that Obama and Brown’s liberal tax-spend-and-borrow economic agenda has failed to create the jobs they promised while driving our national debt to $14.6 trillion, and Brown will continue to have a very difficult time explaining his failed jobs record to Ohio voters.”
Brown Promised The Stimulus Would ‘Create or Save’ 133,000 Ohio Jobs
Brown Predicted The Stimulus Would Create As Many As 133,000 Jobs In Ohio. Brown: “Ohio will receive more than $8 billion to help create as many as 133,000 Ohio jobs.” (Senator Sherrod Brown Website, www.brown.senate.gov, Accessed 1/26/11)
The Obama Administration Promised The Stimulus Would “Save Or Create” 3.5 Million Jobs And Keep The National Unemployment Rate Under 8 Percent
“The Obama administration is defending its claim that the $787 billion economic stimulus plan will save or create 3.5 million jobs before 2011 even while conceding that unemployment will likely continue to rise beyond its earlier predictions.” (Stimulus plan will create or save 3.5 million jobs, White House says, Associated Press, 05/11/09)
President Obama’s Economic Advisors Christina Romer And Jared Bernstein Predicted Unemployment Would Not Rise Above 8 Percent If The Stimulus Was Passed. (Christina Romer and Jared Bernstein, “The Job Impact Of The American Recovery And Reinvestment Plan,”1/9/09)