published Friday, February 4th, 2011

Fleischmann: Jobless numbers show weakness of stimulus

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., said today’s unemployment report shows the weakness of the Democrats’ stimulus plan adopted two years ago.

Although the U.S. jobless rate fell from 9.4 percent in December to 9 percent in January, unemployment has been at or above 9 percent for nearly two years.

“As the Obama Administration, and Democrats in Congress, continue to advocate for more spending and ‘shovel-ready jobs,’ the economic reports continue to show that their ideas of more spending simply are not working,” Fleischmann said in a news release. “With only 36,000 jobs added to the work force in January, we have seen the lowest added jobs number in four months.”

Labor experts said the job numbers last month were somewhat distorted by snowstorms during the period. But Fleischmann said the new Republican-controlled House is working to rein in spending to help limit deficits and put the economy on a more sustainable path.

“We can no longer keep our heads in the sand, and pretend a bigger federal government will fix this problem — it will not,” he said.

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hambone said...

So Chuck, what's your plan to create jobs?

As a small businessman (lawyer) show us some of your expetise!

February 4, 2011 at 8:24 p.m.
Facts said...

"We can no longer keep our heads in the sand" and allow trial lawyers make their living off the backs of real businessmen and women.
Nice trial, Chuck the trial lawyer. You've been the lapdog for creditors who've shut down a lot of startups. How you talk about being a Christian conservative is amazing. For many of us who know you and your little group of friends, you are not honest.

February 4, 2011 at 10:30 p.m.
sideviews said...

The stimulus package (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) provided nearly $1.9 billion for cleanup, research and operating support of federal facilities in Oak Ridge; $52 million for continued work on the new lock at the Chickamauga Dam, and $111 million for EPB's fiber optic smart grid in Chattanooga, among other programs. Were those federal stimulus funds in Tennessee's 3rd congressional district ineffective and poor policy?

February 4, 2011 at 10:50 p.m.
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