Rep. Joe Walsh released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor and Statistics announcement that the unemployment rate rose for the month of July.
"The unemployment rate has now been above 8% for 41 straight months. Clearly the job killing policies of Obama and Pelosi, which Tammy Duckworth supports, are crushing our economy and preventing Americans from getting back to work," stated Walsh.
"Tammy supports President Obama's decision to kill the construction of the Keystone Pipeline which would have created create 20,000 shovel ready jobs and aided in domestic energy costs. She also supports massive tax hikes on small business job-creators and the middle class.
"Tammy will be just another rubber stamp for Pelosi in Congress. She believes that higher taxes, over-regulation, and more stimulus spending are the solution to our economic crisis. But she's wrong. It's time to get big government out of the way so that small businesses can do what they do best: create jobs and grow the economy."
As Chairman of the Small Business Committee's Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access Rep. Walsh has worked to get America's economy back track by
Working with the Small Business Committee to expand contracting opportunities for small businesses and end burdensome paperwork, like Obamacare's onerous 499 reporting requirement.
Cosponsoring over a dozen bills that rolled back onerous government regulations handed down through Obama's Health Care bill, Energy Legislation, and Tax policies.