Dec 18, 2009
Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) issued the following statement after the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported that Ohio’s unemployment rate increased from 10.5 to 10.6 percent in the month of November:
“Today's report marks eight straight months of double-digit unemployment in Ohio, and as the Washington Post noted in a sobering report yesterday, many families in our state are desperately struggling to make ends meet.
“A ‘jobless recovery’ and continued double-digit unemployment is not what we were promised. Ohio's economy has lost tens of thousands of jobs since the trillion-dollar ‘stimulus’ was enacted 10 months ago over pledges from the Administration that jobs would be created ‘immediately.’
“Ohioans today are asking ‘where are the jobs?’ Yet President Obama is at a climate change conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he reportedly will commit the U.S. to a series of international emission reduction mandates that will devastate the Ohio economy, and kill thousands more jobs at a time we can least afford it.
“It’s time to stop and listen to the American people. They are saying ‘enough is enough’ when it comes to more government spending and job-killing policies. Republicans have offered the President and congressional Democrats better solutions to the challenges families are facing every day, and we hope that they will start working with us to get our economy moving again.”
Boehner represents Ohio’s 8th District, which includes all of Darke, Miami, and Preble counties, most of Butler and Mercer counties, and the northeastern corner of Montgomery County. He was first elected to Congress in 1990.