House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) responded to today's August 2012 jobs report, saying:
"The unemployment rate isn't simply a number. It is heartbreaking news for the millions of mothers and fathers who want so desperately to provide for their families, but cannot find work in our stalled economy. It is devastating to recent college graduates who crave financial independence, but, due to the lack of a job, must instead move back in with their parents. It is a cause to worry for those Americans on the cusp of retirement, making less today than they were just a few years ago and trying to plan for their golden years.
"House Republicans understand the severity of our nation's circumstances and have made every effort to right its course. We have passed more than 30 bills that would help grow our economy and spur job creation, but nearly all of these await action in the Democrat-controlled Senate. We have voted to extend the current tax rates and to move forward with a reform of the tax code in 2013. We have supported expanding America's access to affordable energy.
"Our Democrat friends, in spite of our nation's debt topping $16 trillion, insist that the only way to rebuild our economy is to continue the failed tax-and-spend policies of the Obama Administration. Americans know better. We know that the key to jumpstarting America's economic engine means empowering job creators and workers, not government. Only then can we return to prosperity."