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Facts Contradict Democrats’ Desperate Attempts to Blame Their Failed Policies on President Bush

December 16, 2009

Democrats insisted their so-called February 2009 stimulus bill would create 3.5 million jobs and keep unemployment from rising above 8 percent.  Instead we have lost almost 3 million jobs since then as unemployment rose to 10 percent:

In an attempt to distract from their grim economic record, Democrats have taken to blaming the last President for the failure of their own stimulus plan to create jobs.  On December 4, 2009, 35 months after she became Speaker, and 11 months after Barack Obama became President, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said “Bush Administration policies created a huge jobs deficit.” Yet every one of the job losses she decried happened on her watch as Speaker. 

The facts show Nancy Pelosi is the worst Speaker in terms of job creation since official data began in 1939.  More than 6 million jobs – 4.5 percent of all jobs in the U.S. economy – have been destroyed since she became Speaker in 2007:

Worst “Jobs President” since Herbert Hoover:

Further, and despite repeated claims from the President and various Administration officials that stimulus “is working,” Barack Obama has compiled the worst jobs record since Herbert Hoover: