Republican Policies Create Jobs, Help Grow the Economy

Nov 7, 2003
Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) made the following remarks on the House Floor: “Mr. Speaker, yesterday we learned that jobless claims dropped to a two and half year low, further signifying the success of Republican tax relief championed by President George W. Bush. This follows last week’s historic news that the economy is growing at the highest rate in nearly twenty years, as the GDP rose by 7.2% in the last quarter,” said Congressman Wilson. “Last week was the fourth straight week in which jobless claims were below 400,000, as claims dropped to 348,000. “In headlines across America today, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said of the decrease in jobless claims, that “the odds… increasingly favor a revival in job creation.” As Democrats continue to try to talk down the economy, the news of recovery is just too clear to ignore. 126,000 new jobs created in October were announced this morning. “Republican policies of tax relief, fiscal discipline, corporate accountability, and national defense to protect American families from terrorists, have restored our nation’s confidence and promoted a healthy business environment. “In conclusion, God bless our troops,” said Congressman Wilson. ###