Congressman Lee Terry issued the following statement after the White House announced 85,000 more jobs were lost in December as unemployment remained at an astounding 10 percent:
"It is evident that the Leadership in Washington has not done enough to encourage job creation in our country. Just this week I sat down with local businessmen to discuss the many challenges facing them in this tough economy. Instead of imposing more regulation and uncertainty into their lives, we must work to provide tax breaks and incentives for business growth and development. Until we make a commitment to do this, business owners and families alike will continue to struggle. Congress should spend 2010 working on bipartisan legislation that will pull us out of this recession."