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The Economically Devastating Legacy of Joe Donnelly

Many (still) want to blame George W. Bush for the current state of economy.  Aside from the fact that couldn’t be further from the truth, Democrats like Joe Donnelly (Baron Hill and Brad Ellsworth) tend to want to forget that Democrats took control of Congress after the 2006 mid-term elections.  What liberals like Joe need to remember is the legislation that they voted for, for which they are still on the hook.  Consider the (getting worse by the day) failed stimulus package that was supposed to bring back millions of jobs:

  • For the 14th straight month unemployment is still over 9.5%
  • This year’s deficit will exceed $1.3 trillion and Democrats didn’t even propose a budget plan for the next fiscal year
  • 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%.
  • 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 since Joe and company took over 2007 the debt has gone up 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%.

Still feel good about Joe?  How about this newest little gift from the stimulus package that Joe Donnelly voted for.

A government investigator says 89,000 stimulus payments of $250 each went to people who were either dead or in prison.

The Social Security Administration’s inspector general said in a report Thursday that $18 million went to 72,000 people who were dead. The report estimates that a little more than half the payments were returned.

The report said $4.3 million went to a little more than 17,000 prison inmates.

Not only that, but stimulus money that was supposed to be spent here in the states actually went overseas. Say what?!

The Department of Energy has also revealed that $2.3 billion in stimulus tax credits for ‘green’
projects actually went to foreign firms who employ workers primarily outside of the United States, including countries like China, South Korea and Spain.

Joe Donnelly likes to call himself an independent voice, but his record clearly indicates that he’s just another liberal lap (blue) dog who supports the Obama/Pelosi agenda that is devastating our country. Heck, even Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine calls Joe Donnelly crazy for saying he’s independent of this liberally led congress.

Indiana can’t take any more of Joe Donnelly’s dangerous voting record.  It’s time to stand with Jackie and vote Walorski in November!

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