Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement this morning regarding the latest unemployment report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
“The latest unemployment report is not surprising and extremely discouraging to every American. For the past forty-two months, the National Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that our unemployment rate has not dropped below eight percent. Since the President was sworn into office in January 2009, he has continuously promoted policies that grow the size of government so that it intrudes into our daily lives, our economy, and our freedoms. Without removing these barriers, which are prohibiting economic growth, our country will not be able to recover from the current economic recession.
“American families are beyond frustrated with the size and growth of the federal government. Judging by the consistency in our unemployment rate, it is clear that the president’s policies are not helping to spur economy growth, but instead, are failing our Nation, making our economy much worse. Small business owners are not encouraged to expand and create jobs when they will be burdened with higher taxes and regulations as a result of success. House Republicans have worked tirelessly over the past year and a half to remove government red tape and barriers in order to protect America’s job creators and help them succeed in our fragile economy. It is my hope that the president and the liberal-controlled Senate will begin to support any of the dozens of bipartisan pro-growth bills currently stalled in the Senate graveyard.”