Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after the Department of Labor issued the November unemployment report:
"While any drop in unemployment numbers is encouraging news, we are discouraged by the growing number of Americans who are giving up the search for work due to a downtrodden economy throughout the past four years. Fifth District Virginians have struggled through unacceptably high unemployment for too long, and the looming prospect of tax hikes on all Americans at the year's end only further threatens our fragile economy. It is time for Washington to come together to address the great challenges that we face. We must return to our founding principles of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty, to put an end to the reckless spending and get Americans back to work. More stimulus style spending will not create jobs for 5th District Virginians; we must first focus on creating certainty for our small businesses by keeping taxes low and reducing our debt so they may create the jobs that this country so desperately needs."