Blog

White House: If You Liked Our Stimulus, You'll Love Our New Ebola Czar

By Craig Bannister | October 20, 2014 | 4:58pm EDT

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest is selling the idea that Rob Klain will make a good Ebola Czar - even without any Ebola expertise - because of his work on the $830 billion failed Stimulus.

Defending Pres. Obama's pick as the new Ebola Czar on Friday, Earnest defended the choice by repeatedly citing Klain's "success in implementing the Recovery Act" - which Earnest declared "exceeded expectations":

Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain (AP Photo)

"You'll recall that when he served here at the White House he was responsible for working in the Vice President's office at a time that that office was responsible for implementing the Recovery Act. Now, we've talked a lot about the resilience of the U.S. economy in the last few months, the long track record of continuous private sector job growth.  The economic growth in terms of the GDP has been very strong in recent quarters.  So I think the results of the Recovery Act as it relates to the economic impact certainly speak for themselves."

"In the context -- because, again, ultimately what we're looking for here is an implementation expert, and when it came to implementing the Recovery Act, that was successful not just in terms of the intended effect that it had on our economy, which was exceedingly beneficial; the Recovery Act itself exceeded expectations in terms of the timeframe in which it was implemented.  We're talking about a very complex interagency scenario that involved just about every agency of the federal government."

"And we are confident that somebody with Mr. Klain's management credentials both inside government and outside government -- he has a strong track record of implementing complex government policies, as evidenced by his success in implementing the Recovery Act.  And we are confident he has all of the credentials that we could want for somebody who can implement these kinds of policies that are so critical to the safety and health of the American people."

But, at more than $200,000 spent per job created/saved - $2 million per job in some cases - the $830 billion Stimulus was anything but a success.

Here's just a small sampling of headlines from stories documenting the impressive - and costly - failure of the taxpayer-funded Stimulus:

CNSNews Reader,

The media are hard at work weaving a web of confusion, misinformation, and conspiracy surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

CNSNews covers the stories that the liberal media are afraid to touch. It drives the national debate through real, honest journalism—not by misrepresenting or ignoring the facts.

CNSNews has emerged as the conservative media’s lynchpin for original reporting, investigative reporting, and breaking news. We are part of the only organization purely dedicated to this critical mission and we need your help to fuel this fight.

Donate today to help CNSNews continue to report on topics that the liberal media refuse to touch. $25 a month goes a long way in the fight for a free and fair media.

And now, thanks to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, you can make up to a $300 gift to the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of your choice and use it as a tax deduction on your 2020 taxes, even if you take the standard deduction on your returns.

— The CNSNews Team

DONATE

Connect

Sign up for our CNSNews Daily Newsletter to receive the latest news.