Bachmann Releases Statement on Latest Unemployment Numbers

Statement

By:  Michele Bachmann
Date: July 6, 2012
Location: Washington, DC

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (MN-06) released the following statement regarding the latest unemployment numbers reported today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

"Despite what President Obama says, today's dismal jobs report is another reminder that the private sector is not doing fine. An employment rate of 8.2 percent is not the change the American people were hoping for.

"As I travel throughout my district and meet with business owners, I have seen first-hand the devastating impact the President's policies have had on our nation's economy. Business owners--whether they employ five people or 500 people--express economic uncertainty as the number one reason why they won't hire more workers. Men and women across the country are struggling to put food on their families' tables and pay their bills, yet President Obama continues to push for the same failed policies that clearly aren't working.

"The recent Supreme Court decision to uphold the constitutionality of Obamacare is another vivid reminder that President Obama's plan to raise taxes and add layers of excessive regulations is hazardous for economic growth.

"It's time for a new approach to boost our economy and create jobs. We need to repeal Obamacare, lower taxes on America's job creators, unleash America's abundant energy resources and put an end to job-killing regulations. With the right free-market policies, I'm confident we can turn the economy around."