This morning, Rep. Jim Renacci released the following statement in response to news that America's unemployment rate has remained unchanged at 8.2 percent.
"Like most Americans, I am deeply troubled by this morning's news that America's economy has remained paralyzed by President Obama's failed policies, which have left tens of millions of Americans without fulltime work. For 41 straight months, our nation's official unemployment rate has sat above a shockingly high 8 percent. And when you factor the historic decrease in the size of our labor force and all those who have simply given up looking for a job, the numbers are even worse. The Obama-Sutton economic experiment of higher taxes, massive government and trillions in new debt are crippling this country, and the people of Ohio can't afford it anymore.
"We cannot tax, regulate or borrow our way to economic recovery. Starving the private sector job creators with endless threats of higher taxes and more red tape, while Washington gorges itself on trillions in borrowed money is formula for failure--but sadly it's a formula that Betty Sutton and Barack Obama are addicted to. This is not about politics, it's about people, families and jobs. For the last 18 months I've remained committed to implementing common sense, pro-growth policies that give private sector small businesses the certainty and predictability they need to begin hiring again. However, without a willing partner in the White House or Harry Reid's Senate, those policies remain stuck in Washington while millions of Americans struggle to survive in districts all across the country. After four years of failure and fatigue, it's past time that President Obama and his allies in Congress put people over partisanship, abandon these broken policies, and work with those of us who want nothing more than to get Americans back."