From the office of Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R, Illinois 11th District)…
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) today issued the following statement regarding the Department of Labor’s unemployment report for April:
“Do you remember the chart the president’s economic team put out that projected with the ‘stimulus’ unemployment would never rise above 8 percent? What about the press conference where the president said 90 percent of the jobs created by the ‘stimulus’ would be private sector jobs?
“None of those promises panned out. If anything, things have gotten worse – and according to today’s report by the Department of Labor, unemployment remains above 8 percent for April.
“About half of college graduates are unemployed or underemployed in this weak economy. We can’t continue to follow the same failed agenda that has driven job creators further into doubt and uncertainty.
“The road to refueling our economy and creating jobs means tackling our debt head on; simplifying the tax code; reining in Washington’s red tape factory; and making our nation energy secure by moving policy forward like the Keystone XL Pipeline which would help lower costs at the pump and create jobs here at home.”