Marco Rubio’s preaching to his far right base with his latest comments:
“Well the problem is the people in Washington don’t understand what’s causing [unemployment and the economic recession]. They think that Presidents and Senators are job creators and they’re not. The job creators are people who have access to money, whether it’s their own or borrowed, who use that money to open up a new business or expand an existing one. And they’re not doing that right now because of the tax chaos and all the regulatory chaos and all of this uncertainty created in Washington DC. Perhaps the most stimulative thing they can do right now is take a two year recess or something.”
One thing to note: Marco Rubio is running for the U.S. Senate seat in Florida that was vacated by Mel Martinez. Rubio is a far right-wing conservative Republican who is challenging moderate Republican and current Florida governor Charlie Crist for the Senate seat. Crist also supported President Obama’s stimulus plan.
Michael Steele previously stated that the government doesn’t create jobs and never did.
Steele and Rubio obviously forgot about all of the government employees who work for the politicians and the politicians themselves. And he forgot about police, fire and rescue workers. And teachers. And postal workers. And the military.
How did the U.S. Interstate Highway System get made?
Maybe we should get away from direct deposit so Rubio could look at his paycheck.
If it wasn’t for government, lobbyists would not have jobs.
If government shut down for 2 years, what would Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and scores of others talk about?
If government was shut down for 2 years, how could the Republicans bitch and moan, lie and obstruct all the way into the 2010 and 2012 election cycles?
Now let’s look briefly at what effect the stimulus program had on America. The one President Obama said would help create jobs and the Republicans said would bankrupt our children and grandchildren.
According to the Obama administration, the $787 billion stimulus program saved or created “1.5 million to 2 million jobs last year.”
These numbers do coincide with the estimates from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office but get ready for the Republican backlash.
The “regulatory chaos” that Rubio mentioned is the lack of any regulations, of course. (sarcasm intended). And let’s not get started on the tax benefits already established for corporations.
What would be nice is that with a government shutdown, I won’t have to hear the crap spewing from the Republicans.
Stimulus: 1.5 million jobs created, saved – Swamp Politics – Chicago Tribune