The Economy Can’t Take Two More Years of Baron Hill
Baron Hill offers up some real gems sometimes. Recently, in an interview with the Louisville Journal and Courier Baron gave, what I can only call, a priceless (and boneheaded) quote:
Hill told The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., on Tuesday that Democrats should be booted from office in 2012 if the unemployment rate hasn’t declined to about 5 percent by then.
The national jobless rate was 9.6 percent in August.
So what have Baron Hill and Democrats accomplished since he was first re-elected to Congress in the Democrat wave of 2006 (after losing to Mike Sodrel in 2004)?
- The National Debt: has increased from $10.04 trillion to $14.95 trillion—an increase of $4.91 trillion or 48.9% – in just TWO years.
- The Debt Limit: has increased 3 times under the Obama Administration and 6 times under a Democrat controlled Congress, increasing from $10.6 trillion at the end of 2008 to $14.294 trillion—an increase of $3.694 trillion or 34.8%.
- The Deficit: has increased from $161 billion in the last budget before Democrats took control of the Congress (FY 2007) to $1.42 trillion in the most recent fiscal year (FY 2009)—an increase of $1.26 trillion or 776%.
That includes Baron’s votes for the bank and automotive bailouts, TARP, Obamacare, and the failed stimulus package. Did I mention he also voted in favor of Cap and Trade?
But just in case you don’t like bullet points, how about a dandy chart on where our national debt stood when the Democrats took over congress in 2006 and where it’s projected under a Democrat led congress to really drive the point home.
And what about that stimulus package that was supposed to bring out “summer of recovery”? According to GOP.gov:
AMERICA’S REALITY: Since the nearly $1 trillion stimulus plan became law in February 2009, the unemployment rate reached a 27 year high of 10.2 percent. On September 3, 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the nation’s unemployment rate for August 2010 rose from 9.5 percent to 9.6 percent. Unemployment has been above nine percent for 16 consecutive months.
How about another dandy chart to drive that point home.
Clearly, Baron Hill and the Democrats haven’t done the job and things only continue to get worse. We can’t take another two years of Baron Hill and the Democrat’s dangerous economic experiment.
Help defeat Baron by supporting Todd Young for Congress!