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Congressman Boehner: Unemployment Far Above What Was Promised With the ‘Stimulus’

Oct 7, 2011


Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released its latest unemployment report:

          “Today’s report underscores the urgency for both parties to find common ground on common-sense solutions to create a better environment for private-sector job creation. Republicans have outlined for President Obama possible areas of common ground, and just yesterday we passed a bipartisan measure to stop excessive regulations that threaten thousands of American jobs. Unfortunately, while the House has passed more than a dozen jobs bills this year, most have yet to receive a vote in the Democratic-led Senate.

          “Our unemployment rate has been higher than eight percent for more than two-and-a-half years, far above what the Obama Administration promised with the ‘stimulus.’ For many groups, including teenagers, Hispanics, and African Americans, the jobless rate is even higher. These sad numbers show that more Washington spending, threats of higher taxes on small businesses, and excessive government regulations don’t create a healthy environment for job growth.

          “The American people are asking the question: ‘where are the jobs?’ The Democrats running Washington need to stop campaigning, start listening, and start working with Republicans to liberate our struggling economy and remove government barriers to private-sector job growth.”

NOTE: For more information on the Republican Plan for America’s Job Creators and to track House-passed jobs bills, visit jobs.GOP.gov. And read House leaders’ memo outlining areas of common ground with President Obama on removing barriers to job growth here.


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