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Scalise Statement on September Jobs Figures

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Location: Washington, DC

Scalise Statement on September Jobs Figures

Congressman Steve Scalise today released the following statement after the September unemployment rate was reported at 9.6 percent with the loss of 95,000 jobs.

"Today's jobs figures highlight the serious economic problems American workers and small businesses are facing," Scalise said. "It is clear that President Obama still fails to realize the impact his job-killing policies continue to have on small businesses and working families, which are the lifeblood of our economy. Today's report that another 95,000 Americans lost their jobs is a strong sign that President Obama and Speaker Pelosi's liberal agenda of higher taxes, out-of-control spending, and reckless policies like the moratorium on drilling and "cap and trade" energy tax are running more jobs out of our country. We need to return to sound, proven principles of lower taxes and less government spending to create jobs and get our economy back on track."

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