Peter Schiff- Stimulus AnniversarySubmitted by bobbyw24 on Wed, 02/17/2010 - 15:16
One year ago today President Obama signed the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009," popularly known as the Stimulus Act, into law. The President and Democrats in Congress promised that this economic stimulus program would create jobs and strengthen the U.S. economy. But a year later we still haven't seen the results.
Obama insists that the stimulus is working, but we just haven't seen proof of that in the economic data. But we have seen signs that the stimulus money is being spent... that is, large green highway signs proclaiming that funding for whatever construction project has you sitting in traffic was secured by the federal stimulus package.
The stimulus package was an egregious waste of our tax dollars, and now Democrats in Congress want to pass another jobs bill! I can only imagine how much of our tax dollars will be wasted in this bill, and that, my friend, is why I'm running for the U.S. Senate.
It's time to get our country's fiscal house in order, and I'm ready to lead the charge. Our government cannot borrow and spend our way to economic prosperity. The past year has been challenging for all of us. We've had to tighten our purse strings, and it's time for Washington to do the same.
I'm turning to you as one of my strongest supporters, because I need your financial assistance to get my message of fiscal responsibility out to voters. Will you follow this link and make a contribution of $25, $50, $100, $250 or more today? Your immediate contribution will bring me closer to Washington where I'll fight for the conservative economic principles that have brought Americans prosperity for so many generations.
Government is the least efficient and most expensive means of job creation. In fact, we're paying $160,000 for each job created. Can you believe it? Just imagine all the jobs that were destroyed or that never were created because $160,000 that otherwise would have been invested by the private sector was spent by the government instead. In addition, Americans continue to lose jobs everyday despite the Obama Administration's failed efforts. We cannot afford to waste another several hundred billion dollars on a job killing "jobs bill" with our national debt nearly $12.4 trillion and Congress' recent decision to raise the debt ceiling by another $1.9 trillion. It's time to force Washington to play a limited role in governing, but we can only do that by electing leaders who will absolutely fight for fiscally conservative values.
As Senator, I will make sure that the government is spending your tax dollars wisely. I will not vote for a bill that funds frivolous projects like highway signs promoting the stimulus bill - New York alone has spent a million dollars on these signs - and I will not support another government bailout of a business, a bank, or an entire industry.
I need your immediate support to get to Washington to fight for our shared values. That's why I hope I can count on you to follow this link today and make the most generous contribution you can to my campaign.
Thank you in advance for your support. Please stay tuned for updates from the campaign trail.
Republican US Senate Candidate
P.S. Today is the anniversary of President Obama and his fellow Democrats' failed economic stimulus plan. Instead of allowing the Democrats to pass a jobs bill that will cost hundreds of billions more of our tax dollars, we must act to elect leaders who will fight for economic responsibility and fiscal conservative principles. That's why I'm running for the U.S. Senate and I hope I can count on you to follow this link and make a generous contribution to support my campaign. Thank you.