Congressman Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, issued the following statement in response to this morning's dismal jobs report:
"This jobs report represents another milestone in our long departure from the highway to prosperity. Our economy added only 88,000 new jobs. Nearly 500,000 people have dropped out of the labor force. Our labor force participation rate is the lowest it's been in 34 years. Those familiar with the economic powerhouse America has been for much of its history would have trouble recognizing it today. From constantly attacking American manufacturers like Wichita's aircraft makers, to delaying the Keystone XL pipeline, and on to implementing the taxes hidden inside Obamacare, the Obama administration and the do-nothing Democrat Senate are all too happy to take detour after detour, pushing solutions that only benefit special interests. It's time we do something for the American people and get this economy out of the ditch."