I've received lots of press releases from Republicans marking the 2nd anniversary of the stimulus, but not one yet from a Democrat ....
U.S. Debt on February 17, 2009: $6.48 trillion
U.S. Debt today: $9.5 trillion
Number of jobs the “stimulus” was supposed to create: 3.5 million
Private sector jobs lost since the “stimulus” was signed: 1.8 million
Obama Administration’s projected unemployment rate: 7 percent
Actual unemployment rate: 9 percent
Number of jobs the WH said there would be if the “stimulus” passed: 137.6 million
Number of jobs there are today: 130.7 million
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said on the two-year anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the stimulus package into law that she has no regrets about it, even if the spending measure helped fuel a GOP victory in the House this fall.
“We’re very, very proud of it,” she told reporters Thursday. “It was definitely worth it.”
“It created and saved jobs for our country. People from all over the world have been very complimentary. It proved President Obama was an innovator from day one,” she said.
Guy Benson is Townhall.com's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).
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