WASHINGTON, D.C. — Minnesota Rep. John Kline, who is the top Republican on the House Education and Labor Committee, scolded the Democrats today for their economic policies.
His comments followed the release of September’s unemployment figures, which show that the U.S. economy has lost 263,000 jobs this month — far more than expected.
“Today’s jobs report prompts a very important question: Where are the jobs?” Kline said in a statement. “Nearly seven months ago, the American people were asked to spend nearly a trillion dollars to finance Democrats’ risky scheme to expand the size of government in the hopes that it would spur economic recovery. Since then, approximately three million more Americans have lost their jobs, and millions more spend each day worrying about the next round of pink slips. To say the stimulus has not worked is an understatement.”
But Democrats have repeatedly said that the continued job losses would have been even worse without the stimulus.
The New York Times gives a more thorough analysis here.