Today, U.S. Representative John D. Dingell (D-MI15) issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Labor's November jobs report.
"I am pleased to share that our country is continuing to recover from the worst economic situation since the Great Depression. It was announced today that unemployment has dropped to 7.7 percent and our economy saw 146,000 new jobs added to the workforce in November. However, this is just the beginning. Men and women across the country are still struggling with unemployment.
"In order to continue to sustain our economic growth and shrink the unemployment rate, we must prevent a middle class tax hike from happening on January 1st. 3.7 million middle-class Michigan families could see their income taxes increase up to $2,200 if Congress refuses to extend tax benefits. The 97 percent of small businesses in Michigan earning less than $250,000 will also see significant increases. I urge my Republican colleagues to call for a vote on President Obama's plan which will allow Michigan families and small businesses to benefit in full from income taxes expiring at the end of next month."