Washington, D.C. – Congressman Bill Shuster released the following statement on the Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployment report:
“290,000 jobs have been added to the economy, but the unemployment rate remains 9.9%; a stark reminder that we are nowhere close to the economy President Obama promised when he signed the trillion dollar stimulus into law.
I agree with Republican Leader Boehner and a growing number of Americans that Democrats in Congress have no coherent agenda to create jobs and are set in the outmoded and wrong way of thinking that big government, not the American people, holds the answer to our economic woes.
To lower the unemployment rate and create a strong economic recovery, Congress needs to stop the wasteful spending that continues to pile on debt that weakens the foundation of our economy and shifts the bill to our children and grandchildren. Speaker Pelosi must stop job killing policies like Cap and Trade and reverse the government takeover of healthcare that will reduce quality of care, increase taxes and shift even more power to the federal government.
House Republicans have a jobs-first agenda that will cut spending, reduce the size of government and create private sector jobs. I invite my constituents to see some of our proposals online at the Republican Solutions website.”