20th straight month of unemployment over 8% confirms stimulus’ failure
Manchester, NH – Republican Congressional candidate Frank Guinta called on Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter to finally agree with the rest of us who believe her failed stimulus package was a waste. This morning unemployment numbers for September were released, showing the unemployment rate remaining at 9.6% nationwide. This marks the 20th consecutive month unemployment has been over 8%, and over 9% for 17 straight months. Last year, Obama Administration officials promised that the stimulus package would keep unemployment no higher than 8%. Earlier this week, 68% of Americans said they thought the stimulus was a waste of taxpayer money.
“This latest dismal jobs report is further proof that Congresswoman Shea-Porter’s stimulus package was a failure,” said Guinta campaign spokesman Brett Bosse. “When will Congresswoman Shea-Porter finally agree with the rest of us who believe her failed stimulus was a waste of our money?”
Today’s jobs report shows a total loss of nonfarm employment of 95,000 jobs in September. This statistic piles on top of news yesterday that the private sector lost 39,000 jobs last month. Further analysis of the jobless numbers show a record 14th consecutive month of unemployment over 9.5%.
“Congresswoman Shea-Porter promised us job growth with her failed stimulus, instead all we’ve seen is bigger government and a waste of taxpayer money,” Bosse continued. “The rest of us have known all along that Shea-Porter’s failed stimulus was a waste. For her, hindsight is 20/20.”