Congressman Francisco "Quico" Canseco (TX-23), a former small business owner and fiscal conservative, released the following statement in response to the release of the June jobs report:
"Once again, the American people have received another dismal jobs report that unfortunately has become the hallmark of the Obama economy. Instead of a report showing robust job growth that would indicate a growing economy, the American people have learned that June is the 41st straight month that the unemployment rate has been above 8%, a mere 80,000 jobs were created, almost 13 million Americans are still without work, participating in the labor force continues to be at near historic lows because so many Americans have given up looking for work, and the real unemployment rate actually edged up to 14.9%."
"Despite the attempts to spend, tax, and regulate our way to economic prosperity, President Obama's economic policies have failed. What is worse is that not only have the $1 trillion dollar-plus stimulus bill, Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, and the reams of new Washington regulations put forth by the Obama Administration failed to spur job creation, they have actually hurt it. In the past year and half, I have visited with numerous small business owners across the 23rd District of Texas and overwhelmingly I've heard how Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, excessive regulation, and Washington's out-of-control spending and debt accumulation have kept businesses from growing and creating more jobs. These small business owners have told me that in order to grow and create jobs, they need these burdens lifted."
"Immediately after assuming office President Obama publicly stated that when it came to the economy, "if I don't have this done in three years, then there's going to be a one-term proposition.' Yet, here we are three years later, and President Obama is jetting around the country as Campaigner-in-Chief, trying to place the blame for our lackluster economy on anything but his own failed policies. Instead of trying to pass the buck, it's about time President Obama took responsibility and accepts that it ultimately stops with him."
"Instead of continuing to double down on his failed economic policies, President Obama should change course and call on the United States Senate to take up and consider the approximately 30 jobs bills that have been passed by the House of Representatives. These bills have been developed from listening to the concerns of job creators across America, and the bills directly address their concerns. We will only get the economy moving again when the federal government steps aside, reins in its spending, and allows the small businesses and entrepreneurs of America to do what they do best: create economic growth and jobs for Americans. The House of Representatives will continue its work to pass measures that will provide support to our small businesses and allow for economic growth and job creation," concluded Congressman Canseco.