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Rep. Rohrabacher Statement on President's Jobs Speech -Political Posturing at a Presidential Level Entertaining With Groucho Marx Economics


Location: Washington, DC

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) issued the following statement in reaction to President Obama's jobs speech during tonight's joint session of Congress:

"It was disappointing to see the President going through the motions, speaking in campaign style platitudes, without the substance necessary to take him or his proposals seriously," said Rohrabacher.

"Being specific about things like building schools and other initiatives he claims will create jobs without giving any specifics on where that money is going to come from is nothing more than a campaign speech to rally his base. How can we take a speech that calls on us to support a bill seriously, when no legislation has been submitted for Congress to consider?

"President Obama wants to spend $400 billion more to allegedly create jobs, but what happened to the $800 billion we already spent? That so called "stimulus package' failed miserably so why should we give him even more money and expect it would do anything different than the first major infusion of taxpayer dollars?

"Tonight's speech was nothing more than political posturing at a presidential level, entertaining us with Groucho Marx economics. You don't know if want to laugh or cry, but you know it's not good for America."

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