Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Florida Democratic Party Chair Karen Thurman's Statement on the First Anniversary of the Recovery Act

Bill Has Funded Thousands of Jobs in Florida and Saved Our Economy From Total Collapse

One year ago today, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Since then it has funded up to 2 million jobs nationwide, including jobs in Florida, and saved our economy from total collapse. On the first anniversary of the signing of the bill, Florida Democratic Party Chair Karen Thurman issued the following statement:

"The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, signed into law by President Obama one year ago today, has funded thousands of jobs in Florida and saved our economy from total collapse," said Florida Democratic Party Chair Karen Thurman.

"It has kept teachers in the classroom and police officers on the streets. Florida's working families have seen a tax break because of this bill, and small businesses have received loans to help them build their businesses and create more jobs. On this day, I want to thank President Obama and our Democratic Leaders in Congress for their leadership on this issue as they have worked day-in and day-out to get our economy back on track. But this success has come despite the best efforts of Congressional Republicans, who are now happy to reap the benefits of the Recovery Act even though they voted against it.

"While we still have much work to do creating more jobs and rebuilding our economy for the long-term, it's clear that the Recovery Act is doing what it needs to do and is turning our economy around."

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