Economists say the Democrats’ stimulus package saved or created one to two million jobs, but the Senate Minority Leader isn’t about to admit it.
“I think the evidence is pretty clear, you know Tiger Woods and John Edwards had a better year than the stimulus did,” Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told Fox News’ Chris Wallace Sunday.
McConnell did concede that there was some benefit from stimulus money. “The stimulus probably did save state government jobs,” said McConnell.
According to Recovery.gov Kentucky has been awarded approximately $2.5 billion and 10,000 jobs there have been created or saved.
Wallace went on to point out that Senator McConnell praised the stimulus in August of last year, saying of the Blue Grass Army Depot receiving millions of dollars, “This is going to be a source of significant employment.”
McConnell clarified that he is glad the nation’s governors can take advantage of the stimulus to make the employment situation for state employees better. However, he said “the Federal government borrowing money from our grandchildren” has not kept unemployment at 8%.
“It has done little or nothing to stimulate private sector employment,” he said.
One year after signing the stimulus bill, the president credited it on Wednesday with keeping America out of a second Great Depression. “One year later, it is largely thanks to the Recovery Act that a second depression is no longer a possibility,” Obama said.
Wednesday, McConnell responded, “This was not the plan Americans asked for or the results they were promised.”
This video is from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast Feb. 21, 2010.
‘Smart rats jump a sinking orange ship’: Columnist predicts more Republicans will flee Trump
New York Times contributing columnist Wajahat Ali predicted that more Republicans would likely flee President Donald Trump in the coming weeks.
Already, Trump's own officials, appointees, and staff are lining up to testify to the House committees, despite Trump saying they will not cooperate with any investigations.
"I believe smart rats jump a sinking orange ship, and if you don't believe me, you haven't paid attention to the last week," Ali told CNN's Don Lemon. In the past week, several of Trump's appointees have lined up to give a deposition or testify. Even outgoing Energy Secretary Rick Perry revealed in a Wall Street Journal interview, that Rudy Giuliani was to be the point person on all things related to Ukraine.
CNN panel mocks the White House for promoting a photo of Trump looking ‘subservient’ to Pelosi
The White House posted a series of photos of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Wednesday after their meeting, showing Pelosi being the only person in the room literally standing up to President Donald Trump. It was an image that baffled the mind of at least one CNN panelist as to why the Trump people would be promoting Pelosi.
According to reports from those who were in the room, the president flew off the handle after Pelosi quipped that it seems all roads lead back to Russia for this president. It was at that point that Trump called Pelosi a "third-grade politician," though presumably, he meant "third-rate," and the meeting broke apart.
Max Boot calls BS on Republicans for trying to claim Syria is Nancy Pelosi’s fault because of impeachment
President Donald Trump is conducting foreign policy like a 1980s television character, according to conservative Washington Post columnist Max Boot.
In a panel discussion about the letter Trump sent to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, Boot mocked Republicans for suddenly trying to claim that Trump's withdrawal from Syria was Speaker Nancy Pelosi's fault because of impeachment. It is unclear if Republicans are confessing the president is too distracted by impeachment to be making foreign policy decisions or if they are blaming Pelosi for military decisions.
"I mean there's a lot of really lame Republican talking points out there, Don," Boot said to CNN host Don Lemon. "But to suggest, as Rep. Liz Cheney and others have done that somehow Trump's inexplicable decision to give the Turks the green light to invade Syria — that was somehow the fault of Nancy Pelosi because of the impeachment process? What?"