Where Are The Jobs?

Floor Speech

By:  Pete King
Date: July 21, 2009
Location: Washington, DC

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Mr. KING of New York. Mr. Speaker, 6 months after the Democratic administration came in with such promise, tens and tens of millions of Americans are asking, Where are the jobs?

Instead, during the past 6 months we've seen the systematic mismanaging and dismantling of the American economy. We've seen a stimulus bill which cost over $1 trillion in new spending with almost no tax relief for small business, with almost no needed infrastructure, but again, money on top of money. The President said jobs would come almost immediately. Instead, the situation gets worse by the week.

We saw a cap-and-tax so-called energy bill which is going to result in millions of jobs going to China and India.

And now we see a health care bill which will ration medical care, at the same time, according to the CBO, increase medical costs, the worst of all worlds.

Mr. Speaker, it's time for the American people to tell this administration and this Democratic-controlled Congress to work together in a bipartisan way so we can say, here come the jobs, not seeing the jobs leave our country, not seeing millions of millions of people being unemployed because of failed liberal Democrat policies.

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