July 13, 2010

But where are the jobs, Neil?

After whipping his caucus into uniformly opposing the stimulus, Cantor has been the lead spokesman decrying the program as a failure. Ignoring evidence that that the stimulus is helping to turn around the economy, Cantor repeatedly says that it is “failing” to “create jobs.”

As ThinkProgress reported last year, despite his withering attacks on the stimulus, Cantor hosted two job fairs filled with employers hiring directly because of stimulus grants and programs. Tomorrow, Cantor intends to again host a job fair stimulated by jobs made possible through the Recovery Act.

Nothing like a little two-faced hypocrisy to keep one in office, huh? According to ThinkProgress, the employers scheduled to be at Cantor's job fair have collected more than $50,000,000 in stimulus funds. And this puts the lie to whole "the stimulus hasn't worked--where are the jobs?" meme. Anyone with an ounce of sense (or honesty) understands that employment is a lagging indicator and that the early part of this recovery would appear to be "jobless". But that doesn't get you on the air at Fox News, does it, Cantor?

Let's add Cantor with the other 113 lawmakers who wanted to kill the stimulus and yet try to take credit for it too. (h/t ThinkProgress)

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