Roskam Statement on January Jobs Report

From Congressman Peter Roskam (Ill., 6th District)…

Washington, DC – Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL), Majority Chief Deputy Whip, issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released their January jobs report:

“President Obama and Democrats promised that if we just spent a trillion dollars on the ‘stimulus’, unemployment would stay below eight percent. Two years later, unemployment remains at nine percent, and our economy is still feeling the effects of the Democrats’ spending binge that brought trillions in debt, but not jobs. The 21st consecutive month of unemployment levels at nine percent or more is proof enough that it’s time to enact Republican plans to cut spending and regulation to grow jobs. In November, House Republicans refused to allow massive tax increases, returning certainty to the marketplace with the tax agreement – clearly helping our economic recovery. Job creation continues to be Republicans’ number one priority. Regrettably, President Obama and Democrats are stuck in the past – calling now for more government ‘investment’ – also known as more ‘stimulus’.

“That is not a way forward. More stimulus spending is a path to ensuring our economy doesn’t create jobs the way it can. I urge President Obama and Democrats to heed the call of Americans and join House Republicans in our continued focused efforts to cut government spending and regulations so our economy will create private sector jobs.”

http://roskam.house.gov

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  • There's something very wrong with Republicans in Congress. They are lying when they say they care about jobs and the deficit. They are obsessed first and foremost with social issues. One gets the impression that if they could legislate everyone to be old, white, male and Republican, they would.

  • In reply to Salrock:

    there is something very wrong with Democrats in Congress. They are lying when they say they care about jobs and the deficit. They are obsessed first and foremost with social issues. One gets the impression that if they could legislate everyone to be young, black, female and Democrat, they would.

    .... yep, it is just as moronic when your blather is put back to you but it could easily fit against you as far as millions of people are concerned. Please don't bother commenting on my pages if all you're going to do is offer hackneyed, left-wing, communist-like trope, eh?

  • In reply to publiusforum:

    "communist-like trope" isn't my favorite trope. I like my trope a little more populist with a dash of humanity.
    Although, "hackneyed" has a good burger on pumpernickel and onion rings.

  • In reply to publiusforum:

    That's hilarious. I like Hackneys too, but it's their onion loaf.

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