Congressman Michael G. Grimm (R,C-NY ) issued the following statement in response to today's report that unemployment has risen to 9.2%:
"Today's job numbers are a sad and upsetting reminder that President Obama's spending-driven policies simply are not working, in fact they are failing miserably. American taxpayers are picking up the tab for a trillion dollar stimulus, our small businesses are burdened with over-regulation, and our nation is faced with massive debt. When will the administration realize this is not a formula for job creation? More government does not create jobs, just a more costly bureaucracy.
My neighbors in Staten Island and Brooklyn want to get back to work, and getting government out of the way is part of the solution. That is why I remain committed to supporting job-creating policies that reduce government spending, simplify our tax code, and reduce burdensome regulations that have kept our businesses from creating jobs.
The American people have made it clear that they are fed up. It is time President Obama and my Democratic colleagues also realize that business as usual is not working, and join in creating real solutions for job creation.
Building a better America should not be a partisan battle. We need less politics and more common sense if we're going save our country from financial ruin and restore a thriving economy for our children and grandchildren. We have all the tools and resources we need to grow our economy and re-build this nation: the relentless work ethic of the American workforce, innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit and courage to succeed. What America needs is leadership, leadership with the political will to do what is right above what is politically expedient."