WE SHOULD HAVE DONE THE STIMULUS RIGHT THE FIRST TIME; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 110
(House of Representatives - July 21, 2009)

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         WE SHOULD HAVE DONE THE STIMULUS RIGHT THE FIRST TIME

  (Mr. KLINE of Minnesota asked and was given permission to address the 
House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. KLINE of Minnesota. Mr. Speaker, people are asking where are the 
jobs.
  As my friend from Indiana said moments ago, we just came out of 
amending a bill in the Education and Labor Committee where we wiped out 
the private sector in the student lending business, tens of thousands 
of jobs just erased.
  As all my colleagues know, this House, this Congress, passed a 
stimulus bill which was supposed to create jobs. Instead, we've been 
losing millions of jobs.
  I find it interesting that the Republicans offered an alternative to 
that stimulus bill which would have cut taxes and created twice as many 
jobs, and now Christina Romer, the President's economic adviser, when 
she's been pressed on news interviews on two separate occasions in May 
and again in July about where are the jobs and why isn't the stimulus 
working, she said, well, the tax cuts in the stimulus bill are working.
  How ironic. We should have done it right the first time.

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