February 5th, 2010
09:06 AM ET
10 years ago

Steele blasts unemployment figures

Michael Steele criticized unemployment figures released Friday.

Michael Steele criticized unemployment figures released Friday.

Washington (CNN) - Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is criticizing the latest government unemployment figures out Friday:

“Close to one year ago, President Obama and Congressional Democrats passed their $862 billion stimulus package promising it would ‘fix the economy’ and keep unemployment below 8 percent. Unfortunately, these have proven to be empty promises. More than 20,000 Americans lost their jobs in the month of January, meaning more than 2.8 million Americans have lost their jobs since the stimulus passed, and 171,000 workers became discouraged last month from seeking work. The resiliency of the American economy given its current challenges is incredible but later today President Obama plans to travel to Maryland to tout his binge spending agenda that will kill, not create, jobs. Congressional Democrats that choose to join President Obama in doubling down on his costly plans will face the harsh reality of being out of a job in November.”

Filed under: Census • Economy • RNC
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  1. Grundoon

    He just needs to shut his obstructionist mouth up.

    February 5, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
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