January 28, 2009

Larson hails Obama's stimulus package

U.S. Rep. John Larson, an East Hartford Democrat whose 1st District includes Bristol just sent this:

Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives will vote on America’s Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said on the floor of the House:
“Last week President Obama stood on our nation’s front lawn in front of 2 million Americans and delivered a message that was clear and realistic but hopeful. 
“We face a rendezvous with reality. The Bush Administration left us with the worst financial crisis this country has seen since the Great Depression.  Nearly every component of our economy has deteriorated. Our budget deficits, trade deficits and debt have reached record level. Unemployment has reached the highest level in fifteen years– nearly 4 million manufacturing jobs have been lost.  On Monday of this week alone companies cut 71,000 jobs.  Inflation is on the rise and household savings are down.  States are facing enormous budget shortfalls and are being forced to cut services.  My home state of Connecticut is facing a $1 billion deficit this year.
“Most Americans don’t need to see these statistics to know how serious this problem is. They feel it in their communities as their neighbors lose their jobs, health care and homes.  Our economy is in a deep, cavernous hole. Our climb out will be steep and steady and it will take the hard work, innovation and sacrifice of the American people.
“The recovery package we will vote on today will not solve all of our problems, but it is a first and necessary step. It will provide short term help to those who have been hurt most by the economic downturn and long term solutions to put our economy back on solid footing.  
“This package brings recovery, investment and hope."

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Concerned Conservative said...

The only thing Larson knows how to "stimulate" is the welfare-state.

Anonymous said...

When will Dodd "Rendevous with reality? How about the CT Democrat Legislature?

Anonymous said...

Of course Larson hails this black-hole spending. It's his party's plan. It's not like he would do anything for taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

I love how Larson loves the plan! Where is the tax cuts? Spending tax payer money will not get people to spend money! You need the people that are working now to spend! Also, why does Obama keep creating CZAR positions? Why would you expand government in this economic state we are in? To the people that votd change - here it comes! LOL!

Anonymous said...

He is such a blow hard. Who was in charge of Congress and who was in charge of the Banking Commission? If Obama dropped his food at supper Larso would praise him.

Anonymous said...

Courtois's Rule:
If people listened to themselves more often, they would talk less.

Anonymous said...

Yep, we really changed, didn't we.

Four, five appointments certainly didn't meet ethical standards, 3-4 Clinton people appointed, Stimulus goes fromm 700 billion to almost a trillion and still growing.

As Yogi said, it is deja vu all over again.