Thursday, October 22, 2009
The House Ways and Means committee has compared the White House's projection of the number of jobs that would be created by the 2009 stimulus law (through the end of 2010) with the actual change in state payroll employment through September 2009. According to the data, 49 States and the District of Columbia have lost jobs since stimulus was enacted. While President Obama claimed the result of his stimulus bill would be the creation of 3.5 million jobs, the Nation has already lost a total of 2.7 million – a difference of 6.2 million jobs.
According to their chart - Kansas was projected to gain 33,000 jobs due to the stimulus but in reality 45,400 Kansans have lost their jobs since the so called economic stimulus was signed into law.
Since this stimulus is certainly not helping Kansans - we're proud of 5 of the 6 members of our delegation who opposed its passage. Bets on who the lone supporter was?
“On January 29, 2009 Rep. Dennis Moore (D-3) voted to pass the so-called economic stimulus package. He called the $785 billion dollar bill ‘necessary and vital’ claiming it would ‘create or save’ 19,180 jobs in the state of Kansas......Kansans deserve more than empty promises from Dennis Moore about unemployment in our Great State. They understand that creating a pro-growth platform does not rest on government spending. Our economy will only grow when businesses become stronger which will happen by lowering the tax burden and setting policies that encourage innovation and entrepreneurism.” - Amanda Adkins, Executive Director of the Kansas Republican Party