Had President Obama not promised the “stimulus” which passed at the start of his term would keep the unemployment rate down below 8%, with multitudinous new jobs created driving that percentage down even further, he–and his party–would not own the increasing unemployment rate as they now do.
Nationwide, nearly three million jobs lost nationwide since the “stimulus” passed. In the Golden State alone, 336,400 more people have lost their jobs since our Senators voted for that $787 billion piece of legislation with our junior Senator promising the bill would put Californians to work. One in eight Californians are out of work, with the unemployment rate hitting a post-World War II high.
With that junior Senator, Ma’am Barbara Boxer making what we believe to be her first visit to San Diego in over two years to tout the success of that “stimulus,” a local TV station there found it created a grand total of one new job. That’s right, one job created in the largest state’s second largest city.
As the unemployment rate continues to climb, don’t expect the Democrats’ rating here to remain as high as it has been.
Let us hope to see more media outlets report of our hapless junior Senator whose “dishonest representation of NIH grant money for research as ‘stimulus’ funds” KUSI exposed. To be sure, a Republican has an uphill climb in this Democratic state, but when people start seeing how poor they unemployment situation has been in California under Mrs. Boxer’s watch, they’ll wonder about her effectiveness in Washington.
Recall the unemployment rate has increased by 33% since Mrs. Boxer was first elected to the Senate in 1992 (during a recession, I might add).
Mrs. Boxer and the President can go on all they want about how many jobs the “stimulus” has created or saved, but their claims don’t change the fact that the “stimulus” created a total of one job in the state’s second largest city while nearly 350,000 fewer people in the Golden State have jobs than did when Mrs. Boxer voted to spnd nearly one trillion dollars of our money (and that of our descendants), claiming it would put people back to work.