Friday, August 05, 2011

Statements on Unemployment Report

Speaker John Boehner:
“Today’s unemployment report is more proof that all of the Washington spending, taxing, and regulating is devastating our economy. While the American people are asking ‘where are the jobs?’ the Democrats running Washington are determined to punish small businesses with higher taxes and more red tape – including hundreds of new regulations last month alone – and to keep their spending binge going at all costs. Instead of more jobs, they’re creating more fear, more uncertainty, and more debt.

“To get our economy back to creating jobs, Republicans are working to expand American energy production to help lower gas prices, repeal the job-crushing health care law with all of its mandates and tax hikes, adopt a Balanced Budget Amendment to stop Washington from spending money it doesn’t have, and more. While the Senate and White House have resisted these efforts so far, I hope Democrats will take this opportunity to ‘pivot’ away from their failed ‘stimulus’ policies, and work with us to implement our Plan for America’s Job Creators and remove the government barriers that are hurting job growth.”

Ohio Republican Party Chairman Kevin DeWine:
“Today’s unemployment report is a reminder that economic growth continues to elude us under the weight of the Obama Economy. The uncertainty and debt forced upon American job creators have left unanswered the question being posed by hundreds of thousands of Ohioans, ‘where are the jobs?’

“Sustained job creation begins by reining in excessive government regulations and empowering the private sector to create jobs through pro-growth reforms, such as those now being implemented by Governor John Kasich. Given the economic realities Ohio faces, it’s clear that 2012 will be a referendum on the failed job policies outlined by President Obama and championed by his left-hand man, Sherrod Brown.”