President Obama and the Democrat Party forced the largest deficit exploding spending bill in the history of our nation on the American people through a $787 billion dollar "stimulus" package. They said this was necessary to guide the American economy out of the ditch of recession and onto the road of recovery ushering us into a new era of prosperity. All of this deficit spending was supposed to bring about a panacea of job creation and rebounding of our economy. What have we gotten for such a spending spree? A $13 trillion dollar (and rising) debt, a stagnating unemployment rate, a stalling economy, another round of foreclosures looming on the horizon and to boot, an unsustainable health care program that will certainly bankrupt our nation.
The first thing we have to do is stop the spending and decrease the size of government! Next, we must extend the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts. This will facilitate placing financial power in the hands of the American people to invest and spend. Northwest Florida needs more jobs. We can't spend our way into a better economy.