Alexander Says Stimulus Plan Has Hurt The Economy

Monday, February 17, 2014

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement "marking the five-year anniversary of President Obama’s so-called stimulus plan becoming law":

“Five years after Congress passed President Obama’s so-called stimulus plan, it’s clear a better plan would have been to get Washington out of the way and liberate our free enterprise system to create more good jobs. The ‘stimulus’ was nothing more than a spending bill that contributed to our skyrocketing debt, and since then Americans have continued to find it hard to find a good job. Meanwhile, the big wet blanket of Obama administration regulations has made it harder to get our economy moving again.

“Today, Democrats in Congress are still pushing for more spending and more burdens on businesses in the name of income inequality. Instead, we should be offering real answers to income inequality that enable more Americans to climb the economic ladder. That means ridding our economy of the burdens of Obamacare and other regulations, providing more job training and offering more choices of good schools to children of low-income families.”


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Alexander Says Republican Predictions Were Right That “Obamacare Was Historic Mistake”

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City Council, Please Reconsider On The 7-Story Apartment Variance - And Response

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Roy Exum: My Garden In December

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