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McKeon Statement on June Unemployment Numbers

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McKeon Statement on June Unemployment Numbers

Democrats must stop driving the country further into debt and adopt pro-growth policies that create more jobs

Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon issued the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Labor reported a loss of nearly 467,000 jobs in June, bringing the unemployment rate to 9.5 percent:

"It has been four months since Democrats forced their trillion dollar economic stimulus package into law, and yet today marked the highest unemployment our country has seen in twenty-six years. In California, we are seeing astounding numbers as high as 11.5% unemployment. Speaker Pelosi, where are the jobsthat were promised?

"Americans are concerned about the economy and job losses, yet we have a Majority driving the country deeper in debt, working on a failing and frightening economic model of ‘borrow and spend,' and inevitably shouldering everyday families with a higher tax burden to pay for the federal spending spree.

"Before it is too late, Democrats must stop driving the country further into debt and adopt pro-growth policies that create more jobs. We must put a stop to the radical agenda that is rapidly making its way through Washington in the form of a Cap & Tax climate change bill, federal free-market takeovers, and government run health care systems. There is a reason forty-four Democrats voted against last week's Cap & Tax bill; perhaps the reality is setting in that we cannot tax and spend our way into prosperity."


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