California’s jobless numbers spike to 11.9 percent well above the national average, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau and Statistics. While President Obama promised lower unemployment figures if the massive stimulus package was passed, California continues to shed jobs at an alarming rate.
California Senators, Democrats, Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein voted for the $787 stimulus package in February despite the ire of many Californians. Both Senators also support the cap and trade bill that now resides on a shelf in Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office.
The cap and trade bill would accelerate joblessness and increase the country’s energy cost dramatically, hardly a ringing endorsement for a state that is about to fall into the Pacific Ocean.
“As Californian’s suffer through record unemployment rates, where is Barbara Boxer’s promise that the so-called ‘stimulus’ bill would ‘put Californians to work’ and would offer ‘help and hope?’” asked Amber Wilkerson of the Republican Senatorial Committee.
“With the health care battle and other critical issues in Washington looming, Californians deserve to know: Will Senator Boxer put taxpayers first and stop voting for bills that drive up the national deficit, or will she toe the party line for Harry Reid and President Obama when it comes to critical issues facing her state?”
Senator Boxer’s office was contacted for comment on the state’s rising unemployment numbers, but she did not respond.
Also in an important side note the Obama Administration released numbers regarding the national deficit figure. Their projected $7 trillion figure will now rise to an unprecedented $9 trillion dollars.
Leading to a question for all Americans, how can we pay back $9 trillion national deficit, $11.8 in debt and throw $1.6 trillion for health care reform into the mix?
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