Today, George Allen issued the following statement regarding Labor Day:
"On Labor Day, we celebrate what has made America great: the diligence, creativity, and achievements of the American people. Americans are the most productive, innovative and hard-working people in the world.
"Unfortunately, many people in America are seeing their dreams diminished, with 23 million Americans out of work or underemployed. Job-creators are facing more threats from harmful Washington policies including the health care tax law, high fuel prices, regulatory banning of coal, and the devastating potential loss of 200,000 Virginia jobs related to our national defense due to the failed "sequestration deal" of last summer. Under the policies of President Obama and Tim Kaine, small business owners' and their workers' ingenuity and hard work have been hindered with the prospect of higher taxes and costs, excessive regulation and increasing economic uncertainty.
"We have a responsibility to create a better future for our children with pro-job growth policies that will give small businesses the freedom and opportunity to grow, invest and create new jobs. By unleashing our American energy resources, thwarting higher taxes on job-creating business owners and reining an over-regulating government, America's Comeback can begin with millions of new jobs for Americans."