Today Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) made the following statement regarding the White House Job Summit:
"This Administration and Congress have misused billions of taxpayer dollars in a so-called stimulus that has proved to be a dismal failure and a colossal waste of taxpayer money. Rather than creating jobs and lowering unemployment as promised, the stimulus has instead taken our country further into debt. "Instead of pushing for job-killing policies that impose massive tax hikes, burdensome regulation and increased borrowing and deficit spending, President Obama and Speaker Pelosi should resort to common sense practices like investing in transportation infrastructure, incentivizing small businesses and moving forward on domestic energy production, all things that would create American jobs. "It is shameful that President Obama and Speaker Pelosi continue to pursue an irresponsible course of raising taxes, increasing spending, and taking the country further into debt," said Diaz-Balart.