House Republican leader John Boehner’s bloodhound tries to sniff out some stimulus jobs. He’s still a-lookin’:
Here’s the GOP.Gov Unemployment chart:
Which is just a *slightly* slicker version of Geoff’s updated monthly chart from Innocent Bystanders:
U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, had some words to say about this, today:
At a time when families are struggling to make ends meet, the rising unemployment rate is further evidence that we cannot borrow and spend and bail our way back to a growing economy.
More than four months after the economic stimulus was signed into law, our country still faces the highest unemployment in almost three decades.
Sadly, Democrats’ answer to near record unemployment is runaway federal spending and a national energy tax that will increase the cost of energy on every household in the country and cost millions of American jobs.
Congress should be doing what every American family is doing during these tough economic times: cutting expenses, and making sacrifices.
Instead, Washington is pushing for more spending, more debt and higher taxes, all on the backs of our nation’s taxpayers.
Our nation deserves a strategy for prosperity, not more spending, more taxes and more unemployment.
It should also be noted that since the Dems took the majority of the House in 2006, travel junkets spiked 50%.
Two words: tea. party.
Take some time out of your celebrations on the 4th to attend your nearest one.
4th of July tea party info, here.