July 5th, 2011
11:02 AM ET
3 years ago

Santorum: Stimulus 'cost American jobs'

(CNN) - During an appearance on CNN's "American Morning" Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum claimed the 2009 stimulus package resulted in a loss of jobs. He cited a government report that he said previously stated 280 million jobs had been created by December and now says only 240 million jobs were created.

When pressed by CNN's Ali Velshi, who said there's a difference between a loss of jobs and creating fewer jobs than initially reported, Santorum remained firm on his position that the current administration has cost Americans' jobs.

The comments come ahead of the former Pennsylvania senator's five-day, 10-city bus tour in Iowa.

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Filed under: 2012 • Economy • Rick Santorum • TV-American Morning
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  1. John

    You who say that Obama saved the auto industry are just wrong. How do you explain Ford? They didn't get a dime of help and are doing better than all the other companies. There might have been even MORE jobs added in the auto industry had Obama not tried to "save" it. I agree that Santorum is spinning the "jobs added or lost" number, but he is pretty much on point with everything else he said. BTW, many of those jobs created by the stimulus are government jobs. Where has the private sector been stimulated?

    July 5, 2011 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  2. Thankfully Independent

    Stop lying Rick, electing G. W. Bush and a rubber-stamp Republican Congress and Senate cost us jobs.

    July 5, 2011 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  3. DA

    I love it when you have some who does interviews and call a person to the floor!!! Ali don't play!!! lol

    July 5, 2011 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
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