…otherwise known as Republicanville.
Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-5th, said she thought that Obama was “too negative” in his assessment of the economy in his inaugural address.
Foxx said she is sympathetic with those who have lost their jobs in the current downturn, but said she thinks that the current problem is “not the worst situation we’ve faced in this country economically since the Great Depression,” citing the stagflation of the 1970s.
“I think it’s possible to talk down about the economy to the point that it hampers the economy,” Foxx said in an interview. “Yes, we have problems, and I’m quite familiar with them, but we don’t solve our problems by being negative.”
Foxx said that she is also concerned that the estimated $800 billion stimulus package that Obama and congressional leaders are preparing to pass could expand the deficit, which is expected to grow to $1.2 trillion this year.
source: Winston Salem Journal
I always find it fascinating to hear Republicans talk about things like “fiscal responsibility”, “smaller, less intrusive government”, and “the rule of law”. I’m adding “negativity” to that list.
h/t Thomas Brock
From whence came the art:
That is the official photo for Representative Virginia Foxx, NC-05.