This morning Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO) released the following statement regarding the August jobs report which showed that unemployment remains at 8.1% after almost four years of the failed economic policies of Barack Obama and Claire McCaskill:
"Americans continue to suffer economic hardship because of this administration's maniacal quest to return to the failed policies of the past that trap too many Americans in poverty. This morning the verdict is in: Americans are simply worse off today than they were four years ago.
"Claire McCaskill and Barack Obama have been making empty promises for nearly four years now and this morning's job numbers only confirm how empty their promises are. McCaskill and Obama promised that their stimulus bill would get the economy going again to create jobs, but instead unemployment has remained above 8% for the forty-third month in a row. Instead of creating jobs, the failed stimulus bill which McCaskill voted for and I voted against, has saddled our children and grandchildren with another $800 billion in debt bringing the nation's total debt obligation to over $16 trillion dollars.
"McCaskill and Obama continue to lead this country in the wrong direction. Their policies have driven up our national debt by 50%, the poverty rate up 10% and have left twenty-three million Americans across our country unemployed and underemployed. This election is not about fancy words and empty promises, this election is about the failed record of McCaskill and Obama. The unemployed and underemployed citizens of Missouri cannot afford another term of Claire McCaskill's failed economic policies."