on the California Recall Election
D.C. -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following
statement today on the results of the California recall election:
election was about jobs and the economy. Among the main arguments
used against Governor Davis was that he inherited record surpluses
and turned them into record deficits and presided over a weak economy
that has lost jobs.
Bush should take heed of that message. The American people are anxious
about the economy and increasingly angry at his failed leadership.
The Presidents reckless economic policies have resulted in
record joblessness and record deficits. Since President Bush took
office, 3.2 million jobs have been lost nationwide, including more
than 275,000 jobs in California. These job losses have significantly
impacted the economy of our country and our state.
the voters have spoken, Democrats will work with Governor-elect
Schwarzenegger. Where we have common ground with the Governor-elect,
we will certainly support his efforts. When we disagree with him,
we will respectfully stand our ground. We will always fight for
California, for growing the economy, for investing in education,
and for protecting the environment.
the overwhelming defeat of Proposition 54, Californians rightfully
rejected a misguided initiative that would have prohibited the collection
of information essential to planning and implementing sound public