House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) responded to today's release of the September 2012 jobs report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, saying:
"The rate of economic growth and job creation remains far below what is needed for the millions of Americans who are struggling through one of the worst economic recoveries since the Great Depression. At this point, the Obama Administration predicted their policies would lead to an unemployment rate well below six percent. The gap between their promises and today's reality is startling.
"After failed stimulus packages, preferential industry bailouts and a takeover of health care, President Obama and the Democrat-controlled Senate have little to show for the more than $5 trillion in new debt they've saddled onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. And today, the president is declaring he wants to raise taxes and increase the regulatory burden on job creators even more.
"House Republicans have proposed and passed legislation that would help stabilize and grow our economy to get Americans working again. Whether it's expanding access to affordable energy, reducing the regulatory burden, reforming the tax code or boosting trade, our Conference has worked each and every day to keep job creation our top priority.
"It's time for the Senate and President Obama to end the gridlock in Washington by working in good faith with the House to create the conditions for economic growth and robust job creation."