Friday, July 06, 2012

Boehner on Unemployment Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) released the following statement this morning regarding the Department of Labor’s unemployment report for June 2012:

“Today's report shows the private sector clearly isn’t ‘doing fine’ and that President Obama’s policies have failed. The president bet on a failed ‘stimulus’ spending binge that led to 41 months of unemployment above 8 percent. He bet on a government takeover of health care that’s driving up costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire. He even bet taxpayer dollars on companies like Solyndra while blocking popular projects like Keystone XL that would create tens of thousands of new American jobs.

“The president needs to stop betting on his failed policies and start working with Republicans to remove government obstacles to job creation. We’ve passed more than 30 jobs bills – he should call on Senate Democrats to stop stalling them. Next week we’ll vote to fully repeal the president’s health care law. And before the month is out, we’ll vote on legislation to curtail excessive government regulations.

“The House will also act this month to boost economic growth and create jobs by preventing the largest tax hike in history and providing a fairer, simpler tax code that lowers rates and closes special interest loopholes. This tax hike is scheduled to hit small businesses on January 1, and is already casting a shadow over our economy that will continue to grow until the president works with us to stop it. We won’t wait to act.

“Republicans are listening to the American people and continuing to put economic growth and job creation front and center. We need the president and Senate Democrats to do the same.”