Statement of OFA-Alaska Director Jonathan Teeters on Fourth Quarter GDP Growth
Anchorage – Jonathan Teeters, State Director of Organizing for America (OFA)-Alaska issued the following statement regarding the 5.7 percent growth in the nation’s economy in the fourth quarter of 2009 released by the United States Commerce Department today:
“The news today that the nation’s economy grew by 5.7 percent in the last quarter of 2009 is both welcome and encouraging. With two straight quarters of GDP growth this past year—and the last quarter growing at the fastest rate since 2003—it’s clear that the President’s policies are beginning to take effect. We’re pleased to see signs of recovery, and we’re confident we will continue to make progress on behalf of the millions of families and communities still struggling through the global economic downturn.
“In the coming months, it is critical that we implement the President’s proposals to support middle-class families and businesses so we can spur the job creation necessary to move beyond recovery to broad economic prosperity.
“This is only the beginning. By putting into action the plan unveiled by the President earlier this week, we know we will keep our economy moving in the right direction.”