Senator Cornyn Statement on 4th Anniversary of the Failed Stimulus
by John Cornyn on February 17, 2013 at 9:46 AM
Today is the 4th anniversary of the President's stimulus. On the first anniversary of the stimulus, Administration officials flocked to events around the country to tout the plan’s benefits. The President said it had been run "cleanly, smoothly and transparently," and one of my colleagues went so far as to call it "wildly successful." Fast-forward a few years—with 12 million Americans still looking for work—you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone at the White House eager to talk about the $1 trillion boondoggle.
Yet despite four years of record unemployment and the weakest economic recovery since the Great Depression, the President remains bent on spending more taxpayer money and growing the government to new levels. It’s time to take an honest look at the failures of the stimulus, end the addiction to spending, and employ the pro-growth policies that have worked for our country in the past.