Three years ago today in an effort to keep the national unemployment rate from surpassing 8 percent, President Barack Obama unveiled a $787 billion stimulus, to which his number one cheerleader Democrat National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tim Kaine immediately predicted would ‘save or create’ 3 million jobs.
Chairman Kaine went on to say that these stimulus dollars would be directly targeted towards measures that are needed to get our economy working again. Unfortunately, that was not the case as millions of dollars were given out to failed green energy companies – like Solyndra – and billions of dollars were given to tax cheats.
“Chairman Kaine promised three years ago that Barack Obama’s $825 billion stimulus would ‘create or save’ 3 million jobs, but after watching the Administration waste millions of dollars on failed green energy experiments like Solyndra and give away billions of dollars to tax cheats, it’s no wonder that the Obama-Kaine stimulus failed while taxpayers got stuck with the bill,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Brian Walsh.
Exactly Three Years Ago Tim Kaine Promised That His Stimulus Would ‘Create Or Save’ 3 Million Jobs
February 6, 2009: Kaine, Enlisted By President Obama To Help Sell The Stimulus, Appeared In Video With Obama. “President Barack Obama is enlisting Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee, to help make his case for the economic stimulus package via video. The president and Kaine appeared yesterday in separate videos e-mailed to Obama’s network of 13 million supporters developed through his presidential campaign.” (Andrew Cain, “Kaine Pitches Economic Stimulus Plan In Video,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2/8/09)
- Kaine: “The President and Members of Congress have passed a stimulus plan that will help jumpstart the economy and accomplish critical objectives to get our economy growing again.” (DNC Chairman Tim Kaine, BarackObamaDotCom YouTube Channel, 2/6/2009)
- Kaine Said Stimulus Would Save Or Create More Than 3 Million Jobs. “The number one priority of the President’s economic recovery plan is to get Americans back to work. The plan will boost employment by saving or creating more than 3 million jobs nationally.” (DNC Chairman Tim Kaine, BarackObamaDotCom YouTube Channel, 2/6/2009)
- Kaine On Stimulus: “This Bill Is What’s Needed To Put Americans Back To Work.” (MSNBC’s “1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,” 2/6/09)
But Millions Of Dollars Were Spent On Failed Green Energy Experiments And Billions Were Given To Tax Cheats
USA TODAY: More than 3,700 federal contractors received $24 billion in stimulus money despite failing to pay federal income taxes, according to a report to be released today by the Government Accountability Office. (Gregory Korte, GAO report: Tax cheats received billions in stimulus funds, USA Today, 05/23/11)