Congressman Marlin Stutzman (IN-03) issued the following statement on the third anniversary of President Obama signing the failed so-called "stimulus" bill into law.
"The President's policies have failed Americans," said Congressman Stutzman. "Three years ago, President Obama told Americans that, if they put enough faith in bureaucrats, his tax-and-spend policies would fuel recovery. By the administration's own benchmarks, the "stimulus' was a dud. The President said that a trillion dollars of government spending would bring unemployment to 6%. Instead, unemployment has been above 8% for the past 36 months. The only thing that the "stimulus' fueled was deficit spending. The American people are saddled with a $15.3 trillion debt and the President's recent budget just called for more taxes and more borrowing. Americans are tired of empty promises, sick of the debt, and worried about future decline. It's time to change course. My colleagues and I in the House have passed nearly thirty bipartisan jobs bills. It's time for the Senate to put politics aside and give each of these bills an up-or-down vote."