Wilson: Republicans Poised to Keep Job Creation at Forefront of Legislation
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its August jobs report. The unemployment rate remained at 9.1% as the economy showed no net gain of new jobs:
“Yet again, the jobs report is dismal. Out-of-control spending coupled with failed stimulus plans have proven to do nothing to address the unemployment rate in America. These political gimmicks have only left our nation with empty promises coupled with larger deficits and debts.
“On Thursday, the White House announced it believed 9.0% unemployment rate would be sustained through 2012. This after the President’s 2011 budget will top $1 trillion for the third consecutive year. This is not sound economic policy. It is time for this Administration to focus on job creation instead of running up deficits.
“From encouraging entrepreneurship and growth to revamping the tax code to empowering small businesses to cutting government spending, House Republicans have proposed numerous jobs creation bills to enable hiring. Legislation targeted to attack our nation’s unemployment rate will remain the number one priority in the House. House Republicans remain committed to addressing the dire economic situation facing families across the country.”