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Wilson: "The American People See That Our Economy is Not Improving the Way We Were Promised"


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the US Bureau of Labor Statistics released the latest jobs report for the month of March:

"Once again, with the latest jobs report, the American people see that our economy is not improving the way we were promised. Nearly 12 million Americans are still unemployed, while millions more are underemployed or have given up the search for a job. Washington must change its policies to eliminate the economic uncertainty that is discouraging small businesses from hiring and hindering economic growth.

"Next week, after more than two months in waiting, Congress will receive the President's budget proposal. Instead of imposing higher taxes that destroy jobs and advocating for more government spending that increases our unsustainable national debt, the President should change course from his past budgets. Promoting energy independence through the advancement of the Keystone XL Pipeline, removing excessive red tape and regulations for small businesses, and lowing taxes for American families are several ways our economy will make a successful recovery. It is my hope that the President adopts these policies in his budget so that our nation will be placed back on the path to prosperity."

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