Congressman Tom Price (R-GA) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the unemployment rate for November was 9.8 percent.
"Nationwide, the unemployment rate has stayed at 9.4 percent or higher for 19 straight months," said Congressman Price. "Yet instead of sensible policies to encourage private sector job creation, Democrats have pushed one job-killing idea after another. Just yesterday, Speaker Pelosi's lame duck majority voted for higher taxes on small businesses all across the country. Well, higher taxes don't hire Americans. Small businesses do.
"Washington has built up some daunting barriers to job creation in recent years. Breaking down those barriers will be Republicans' number one goal next year."