Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) today released the following statement in response to a report from the U.S. Department of Labor indicating unemployment has risen to 9.2%:
"This is a clear indication that the unimaginable level of debt in America is already damaging our economy and locking us in this recession. We cannot allow the big-spending, big-government policies of this Administration to continue holding American businesses hostage. I urge my colleagues to support my bill to lower the debt ceiling, HR 2409, so that we can finally start to escape the downwards spiral of government spending and massive debt. Only then can we create jobs and get America going back in the right direction."