Obama Dead Wrong On Stimulus in Peoria, Caterpillar Remarks

“I voted against the stimulus,” said Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., who represents the town of Peoria, Ill.

“That’s what the workers at Caterpillar asked me to do.”

House Votes Stimulus: 7 Dems, All Republicans Against

President Obama said yesterday in Peoria that the stimulus would allow Caterpillar to re-hire workers recently sent home.

“Yesterday, Jim [Owens], the head of Caterpillar, said that if Congress passes our plan, this company will be able to rehire some of the folks who were just laid off,” Obama said in Peoria.

But when asked if the stimulus could do that, Owens said, “I think, realistically, no. The honest reality is we’re probably going to have more layoffs before we start hiring again.”




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