U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney (FL-16) today issued the following statement on the weak July jobs report:
"Every month, we get disappointing reports that clearly show President Obama's policies are failing American workers and small businesses. The July jobs report highlights how out of touch the President was when he recently bragged, "We tried our plan, and it worked.' If a stagnant economy and stalled job growth is a success, then I'd hate to see failure.
"The last thing Florida's small businesses can afford right now is President Obama's massive tax hike, which would hurt nearly one million small businesses and is projected to cost Americans 700,000 jobs -- including almost 40,000 here in Florida. Small business owners face grave uncertainty about the future, and the President's policies are making things worse.
"The House has passed dozens of jobs bills that would help the private sector grow and create jobs. With unemployment remaining above eight percent for 42 straight months, Senate Democrats need to get to work for America's families and small businesses by bringing these bills to a vote."