Job loss figures rise in September
4th Congressional District Republican candidate Vicky Hartzler is reacting with disappointment to the latest unemployment news indicating the jobless rate was 9.6 percent in September, with 95,000 jobs lost. She resolves to address this situation and to turn things around when she is sworn in as the district's U.S. Representative in January.
"My heart goes out to the many Missourians who lost their jobs last month," said Hartzler. "This is further proof that the failed policies of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which are supported enthusiastically by Congressman Skelton 95 percent of the time, are bad for Missouri and bad for America. The reckless spending backed by Mr. Skelton has done nothing to address the sad situation of so many who want to work not being able to find jobs. It's time for new blood in Washington to stimulate the economy by taking the shackles off businesses and allowing them to flourish and create new jobs."
Vicky and Lowell Hartzler live near Harrisonville in Cass County, where they operate a diversified crop and livestock family farming operation. They own Hartzler Equipment Company, a family business with three stores in the 4th District. A former classroom teacher, Hartzler served in the Missouri House of Representatives from 1995-2001, winning with an average 66 percent of the vote in her three election victories. In 2004, she was spokesperson for Missouri's successful constitutional amendment to protect traditional marriage, the nation's first.