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4 Years Later: Unemployment Up, $6 Trillion More In Debt


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Huizenga released the following statement on the national unemployment report for December:

"Amid faint signs of recovery, it's important to remember the unemployment rate is even higher than it was at this time four years ago. To put things in perspective, at today's current rate of growth it would take 51 months to achieve 'full employment,' an unemployment rate of 6%. Even more troubling is that fact that over the past four years nearly $6 trillion dollars has been added to the debt. The 113th Congress must address job creation and debt reduction. This can be done by cutting spending and implementing pro-growth solutions such as comprehensive tax reform and regulatory reform that empowers private sector job creation while not adding to the debt."

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