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Hartzler Statement on Third Anniversary of Failed Obama Stimulus


Location: Washington, DC

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) has issued the following statement to mark the third anniversary of the signing of President Obama's failed stimulus spending bill: "Today's third anniversary of the signing into law of President Obama's failed stimulus bill should serve as a stark reminder that the President's policies have failed and are making the economy worse. He told us that with approval of the stimulus our unemployment rate would never reach 8 percent. Sadly, the country's jobless rate has been above 8 percent for 36 straight months -- the longest period of sustained unemployment since the Great Depression. The number of Americans on food stamps is at an all time high, while the number of new business start-ups is at a 17-year low. President Obama got the spending he asked for, but the American people never got the jobs they were promised. House Republicans have passed nearly 30 job-creation bills that are being blocked by the Senate. It is time for the Senate to say "yes' to House policies that will create jobs and to say "no' to the President's tried and failed ideas."

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