Friday, January 07, 2011

Boehner: Jobs Report Highlights Need to Focus on Cutting Spending & Growing the Economy

01-05-11 at 15-09-00Statement:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today responded to a Department of Labor report showing that the nation’s unemployment rate fell to 9.4 percent. Joblessness has now topped nine percent for 20 straight months, the longest stretch on record. Boehner issued the following statement:

“Any signs of job growth are encouraging, but 9.4 percent unemployment and a $14 trillion debt are by no means adequate to get our economy growing. Hard work lies ahead to reduce uncertainty, start creating jobs again, and restore confidence in our economy. It isn’t new faces Americans are looking for – it’s new policies that will cut spending and grow our economy. These are the priorities of the new House majority. We have already implemented reforms to make it easier to cut spending, and cut our own budget to demonstrate our commitment to making real cuts and tough choices. Today, we will take the first steps towards repealing the job-killing health care law, so we can replace it with reforms that will lower costs and protect jobs. Our economy will ultimately recover, but it will do so because of hard work and entrepreneurship, not more wasteful Washington spending.”