Five Years Later, Where Are The Jobs? |

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement marking the five-year anniversary of the ‘stimulus’ being signed into law:

“The ‘stimulus’ has turned out to be a classic case of big promises and big spending with little results.  Five years and hundreds of billions of dollars later, millions of families are still asking ‘where are the jobs?’  More Americans are living at or below the poverty line.  Median household incomes are down.  Prices on everything from gas to groceries are higher.  A new normal of slow growth has set in, with most now saying the worst is yet to come.  And to think that the White House said the ‘stimulus’ would make things better ‘almost immediately.’    

“Rather than push for solutions to get us back on track, the president seems content serving up slogans and photo-ops.  We should set our sights higher, and aim to restore America as a nation of builders.  Whether it’s improving job training, building the Keystone pipeline, or expanding markets for American exports, there are a number of areas ripe for bipartisan action.   We sent the president a letter after the State of the Union outlining areas of common ground, and we await his reply.  In the meantime, the House will continue to listen to the American people and focus on passing good jobs bills that promote growth and opportunity.”