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Jordan Responds to President Obama's Speech to a Joint Session of Congress

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Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Jordan released the following statement after President Obama delivered a speech on jobs to a Joint Session of Congress. The speech was also attended by more than a dozen private sector job creators who were invited by House Republicans.

"The government doesn't create private sector jobs. Those jobs are created by people who see opportunities, take risks, innovate, and earn success. President Obama and his economic team could learn a thing or two from the real-world job creators that House Republicans invited to be in the gallery tonight."

"Any job creator in America will tell you that Washington needs to get out of the way. But President Obama insists on more borrowing, more spending, more expensive regulations, and raising taxes on many private sector job creators. To unleash growth in the private sector economy, we must first eliminate the threat of tax hikes, overregulation, and higher energy costs."

"The President had a real opportunity to lay out a new approach to the economy that would inspire confidence among American families and businesses. While he put forward a few ideas that merit a closer look, much of the speech felt like the movie Groundhog Day. The policies he has championed for the last two and a half years have failed to get our economy moving again. Waking up anew each morning and trying the same failed approach all over again won't work any better."


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