Over on America’s Shittiest Website™, Eric Cantor writes,
More government spending, more bailouts, more taxes, and more government control of your life. All financed with more borrowing and more debt. There is now talk of a second (or is it a third?) stimulus bill. Stop the madness.
There is a better way. Conservatives know that we can grow the economy, create jobs, and help struggling families without further mortgaging our children’s future.
Since conservatives ran the country for most of the last decade under George W. Bush, we can actually see what they “know” about creating jobs:
The Bush administration created about three million jobs (net) over its eight years, a fraction of the 23 million jobs created under President Bill Clinton’s administration and only slightly better than President George H.W. Bush did in his four years in office.
…or about growing the economy:
George Bush is leaving the White House with a dismal economic record. By almost every measure — GDP growth, jobs, median incomes, financial-market performance — he stacks up as probably the least-successful President on the economic front since Herbert Hoover.
…or about adding to the national debt:
With no fanfare and little notice, the national debt has grown by more than $4 trillion during George W. Bush’s presidency. It’s the biggest increase under any president in U.S history.
Cantor then details 7 proposals conservatives just KNOW will work this time, gosh darnit: tax cuts, deregulation, free trade. Never been tried!
Stop the madness, Eric.