WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on the September jobs report:
“Today’s disappointing jobs report underscores why President Obama’s Stimulus 2.0 is not the answer to put Americans back to work. After putting $825 billion on the nation’s credit card only to have 32 straight months of unemployment at 8 percent or above, it is remarkable that the President would double down on the same policies at the tune of nearly half a trillion dollars in more ‘stimulus’ spending.
“The fact of the matter is that while the President’s proposal cannot even muster enough support to pass the Democrat-controlled Senate, Republicans have been willing to work with the President since day one to find common ground on his proposal. Yet, President Obama continues to delay action by insisting on an all–or–nothing approach so he can campaign against Congress on the taxpayer’s dime. This is not responsible leadership, and it certainly will not solve the nation’s jobs crisis. It only shows why it is so important that we change direction in 2012 so we can turn back the failed economic leadership of this President and finally put Americans back to work.”
Economy Jobs, Wages and Unemployment