Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) issued the following statement regarding the one-year anniversary of President Obama's "Recovery Summer:"
"It's been one year since President Obama launched his "recovery summer tour' hoping that a public relations stunt would change opinions of his bloated stimulus boondoggle that's created a mountain of debt instead of the private sector jobs needed to move America out of this recession. If last year's slogan was "recovery summer,' then sadly, this year's is "recovery bummer.'
"The latest unemployment numbers are still not good for our state. Government does not create jobs; it can, however, create an environment in which small businesses and entrepreneurs will take risks that lead to economic growth. Unfortunately, the White House refuses to listen to small business owners who want lower taxes and fewer regulations so they can expand their companies and create jobs. It's a simple recipe that Big Government lovers refuse to understand."