WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on the October jobs report:
“While President Obama spent October on the campaign trail, the American people endured another month of unacceptably high unemployment. Today’s jobs numbers underscore the devastating toll President Obama’s record of over-regulation, tax threats and reckless spending has taken on the American economy. As millions of Americans struggle to find work, the poverty level has reached a record high, wages have fallen and the housing crisis continues to get worse.
“Instead of pushing costly spending programs that would do little to spur job creation, President Obama and Senate Democrats should take up the more than 15 pro-growth bills House Republicans have passed since January. Americans deserve a President who prioritizes recovery over re-election and in 2012 voters will have the chance to elect one.”
Economy Jobs, Wages and Unemployment