[Oshkosh, WI] Senator Russ Feingold said Barack Obama is the first president in 70 years to “get the job done” while defending his stimulus and health care votes. The 18-year incumbent and former self-proclaimed deficit hawk also said the trillion-dollar bills are something to be proud of.
In “Feingold defends his record,” the Hudson Star Observer quoted Feingold as saying, “You can win this argument. You just can’t be afraid. You’ve just got to stand up and be proud of the fact that Barack Obama had the guts to be the first president in 70 years to get the job done. It’s something to be proud of!”
“Feingold’s got a different definition of success than 15 million unemployed Americans,” Juston Johnson, Campaign Manager for Ron Johnson for Senate. “National unemployment is at 9.5%, America has lost 2.2 million jobs since the stimulus was signed, and 82,000 more Wisconsin jobs are gone. The job is not done.”
Feingold’s stimulus bill has been a failure, even by his own standards. Three days prior to the signing of the stimulus, Senator Feingold issued a press release saying the stimulus would create 2.4 million jobs in the first year, and about nine million jobs in the first three years. The national economy has lost over 2.2 million jobs since the stimulus was signed.
“Russ Feingold doesn’t have a clue how to create jobs,” Johnson said. “The truth is Wisconsin has been shedding jobs ever since the stimulus passed and Russ Feingold has done nothing but make excuses ever since. Russ Feingold is an out-of-touch, career politician who needs to be held accountable.”
Three days prior to the signing of the stimulus, Senator Feingold issued a press release saying the stimulus would create 2.4 million jobs in the first year, and about nine million jobs in the first three years. (Senator Russ Feingold, “Statement of U.S. Russ Feingold On The Economic Recovery Package,” Feingold Press Office, February 10, 2009.)
The National Unemployment Rate for June 2010 is 9.5%; it was 8.1% in February 2009 when the stimulus was signed. (Source, Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov. Accessed July 27, 2010.)
The National Economy has lost over 2.2 Million jobs since the stimulus was signed. (Source, Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, Accessed July 27, 2010.)
Since the Stimulus was signed, the State of Wisconsin has lost 82,000 jobs. (Source, Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, Accessed July 27, 2010)
The incoming Obama White House Economic Team assured Wisconsinites the Stimulus would create 74,000 jobs for the Badger State in two years in January 2009. (Source: White House Press Office, Romer, Christina and Jared Bernstein. “The Job Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan.” January 9, 2009. Accessed July 28, 2010.)