Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement this morning regarding the latest unemployment report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
"Since the President was sworn into office in January 2009, our national debt has grown by over five trillion dollars and over 320,000 hardworking Americans have lost their jobs. Instead of suggesting policies allowing small businesses to expand and create jobs, this Administration proposes more red tape and government restrictions.
"The latest jobs report is another clear indication that the President's policies are failing America and our economy. The fact that the unemployment rose to 8.2 percent from 8.1 percent in April shows that this Administration does not have what it takes to turn our economy around and put our nation back on the road to prosperity. More jobs must be created in order to protect our future generations from total economic and financial ruin.
"In order for Americans to put their trust back in Washington, Congress and the President must work together to improve conditions to support economic, private-sector growth. Over the past year and a half, House Republicans have outlined a plan for America's job creators by passing over thirty bipartisan, job-creating bills, most of which are stalled by the liberal-controlled Senate. I encourage my colleagues in the Senate to take immediate action on these pieces of legislation, which create jobs and restore America's faith in the federal government."