Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its latest jobs report for the month of September 2012:
"When the President lobbied for his nearly trillion dollar stimulus plan, he promised America, that with its passage, unemployment would be at 5.6% by September 2012. For the first time since January 2009, our nation's unemployment rate has dropped below eight percent. Although this offers encouragement, it does not take into account the millions of Americans who have removed themselves from the workforce because they have given up hope in finding a job or the hundreds of thousands who are only working part-time.
"The President's policies have driven our nation farther into debt with little improvement; our national debt is now 80% of GDP. Our country is in dire need of real leadership. American families have been at a stalemate for the past three and a half years. Mothers and fathers are beginning to give up hope that they will find employment and be able to provide for their families. Recent college graduates are not able to find jobs that will utilize the skill set learned in the classroom. Our country needs a new path with goals and ideas that promote job creation and prosperity, rather than hinder economic growth.
"House Republicans have a clear vision of what our country needs to produce jobs and spur economic growth. Over the past year and a half, Congress has passed dozens of bi-partisan legislation aimed to reduce government regulations, allowing America's small businesses to create jobs. It is my hope that the liberal-controlled Senate and President Obama will begin to consider these job-creating pieces of legislation and help put American back on the path to economic success."