Sep 20 2013
Blunt: We Need Common-Sense Solutions That Encourage Job Growth
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s visit to the Ford plant in Claycomo, Mo. today, where he continued his latest “pivot” to jobs and the economy:
"I advocated for the expansion of the Claycomo Ford plant, and I'm glad to see these jobs come to Missouri. However, our country needs more than campaign-style speeches and 'pivots' from the president if we're going to jump-start private sector job creation," said Blunt. "Five years in office, and four years after the recession ended, most American families and businesses are still struggling thanks to this administration's failed economic policies. We need to work together to pass common-sense solutions that encourage job growth – starting with the permanent delay of ObamaCare and more American energy.”
The August jobs report shows more than 300,000 Americans either stopped working or stopped searching for jobs. The labor force participation rate dropped to 63.2 percent, the lowest rate seen since Jimmy Carter was president in 1978. According to a recent Gallup poll, Americans continue to say the economy is the biggest problem facing the country.
During his latest pivot back to the economy, President Obama recently said that “there’s no serious evidence [ObamaCare] … is holding back economic growth.”
Meanwhile, more than 250 employers have cut jobs or slashed hours as a direct result of ObamaCare’s high costs and job-killing regulations. And a recent survey from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce shows 71 percent of small businesses say ObamaCare makes it harder to hire more workers.
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