While the crisis undeniably belongs to the Obama Administration now, it began during the George W. Bush tenure:
The latest unemployment numbers prove the policies of Ike Skelton and Nancy Pelosi have failed. Job losses continued to mount last month as the unemployment rate climbed to 9.6 percent.
"Thousands of families in west-central Missouri are paying a terrible price for the Ike Skelton-Nancy Pelosi policies that are taking this country down the path to financial ruin," said Skelton's opponent, 4th Congressional Republican candidate Vicky Hartzler. "The recovery we were promised has not materialized and Ike Skelton must defend his votes backing Obamanomics."
Today's figures bring to six million the number of jobs lost since Nancy Pelosi became Speaker of the U.S. House - job losses aided by Skelton's 95 percent party-line voting record.
Ike Skelton, a career politician who has spent 17 terms in Congress, has had his vision clouded by too many years in Washington, D.C. He should appear with Vicky Hartzler in candidate forums to defend his harmful votes and to explain why he has voted against the interests of the citizens of the 4th Congressional District.
Our families deserve better. Our future demands better. Our children and grandchildren can no longer shoulder more debt heaped on them by a Skelton-backed, ever-growing federal government that thinks it knows what is best for us. Vicky Hartzler will partner with conservatives to bring fiscal responsibility to our Nation's Capitol and work to restore the millions of jobs that have been lost due to improper stewardship of our economy.