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Price Responds to March Jobs Report

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Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Tom Price, M.D (R-GA) responded to the release of the March 2013 jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, saying:

"Today's jobs report reminds us that the policies championed by President Obama and Senate Democrats continue to cause harm to our economy, to America's workers and to their families. After trillions of dollars in debt spent on failed stimulus programs, destructive government regulations like the president's health care law and preferential industry bailouts, millions of Americans are still without work and millions more have given up looking for work all-together.

"For those who are working, they are tired of living from paycheck to paycheck, working twice as hard to make half as much. They see a mounting national debt and an irresponsible Washington mortgaging the future of their children and grandchildren. They want some relief from a government that takes too much of their hard-earned pay checks to continue to spend too much in Washington. That is why the House of Representatives passed our responsible budget plan The Path to Prosperity -- to provide relief and opportunity for the American people. Our plan would restore accountability, balance our federal budget and protect America's safety net programs and vital services. It also puts an end to the budget gimmicks, accounting tricks and special interest handouts in Washington.

"With the introduction of his budget next week -- months after the legal deadline -- President Obama has a chance to set aside his failing tax-and-spend agenda and work with us to empower families, workers and job creators. He ought to acknowledge that what the times require are not policies that take more to spend more in Washington but solutions that grow our economy, allowing more job seekers to finally find work and more Americans to realize their dreams. House Republicans are committed to these pro-growth policies. We invite the majority party in Washington -- the Democrats -- to join us."


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