Boehner 'releases the hounds' on the stimulus

House Minority Leader John BoehnerJohn BoehnerBoehner returns to the spotlight Cruz confronts Trump supporter Graham: 'Lucifer may be the only person Trump can beat in a general election' MORE (R-Ohio) released a web video Thursday in which the Ohio Republican lightheartedly releases hounds to find jobs BoehnerJohn BoehnerBoehner returns to the spotlight Cruz confronts Trump supporter Graham: 'Lucifer may be the only person Trump can beat in a general election' MORE asserts were not created by President Obama's stimulus package earlier this year.

The video, released at the height of the Fourth of July recess, comes as the Labor Department released its latest unemployment numbers, showing the economy losing 467,000 jobs in June, raising the unemployment rate to 9.5 percent.

"This is a lighthearted web video, but the underlying point is no laughing matter," Boehner said in a statement about the video. "Americans were promised the 'stimulus' would keep the unemployment rate from going above eight percent. It's now it's skyrocketing above nine percent. Where are the jobs?"

Republicans have harped on the stimulus, which they unanimously opposed in the House earlier this year, as having been ineffectual as some economic indicators have remained stagnant.

Watch Boehner's video, which does its best Mr. Burns impression with hound "Ellie Mae," below. (Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.) provides the voice of the southern drawled narrator.)

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