WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading Senate conservative, today made the following statement on the two year anniversary of the $814 billion stimulus bill being signed into law. Inhofe has been a consistent and leading critic of the stimulus since voting against it in 2009:
“President Obama and the Democrats sold the American people a bill of goods.  Where are the jobs?  Despite White House projections, the stimulus has not helped our economy one bit. Instead, it has saddled our nation with a massive increase in deficit spending and an explosion of debt.  In 2009, President Obama and Congressional Democrats promised the stimulus would bring about a full recovery and keep the unemployment below 8 percent. Now, two years later, our nation still faces a 9 percent unemployment rate and our labor market continues to suffer.  To help the economy, we need to reduce government spending and peel back government over-regulation.  That is the way to help the real job creators in the private sector.  The White House continues to be totally out of touch with the American people.”