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Price Statement on April Jobs Report


Location: Washington, DC

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

"An economy marked by high unemployment where millions of Americans are still without work ought to keep the pressure on Washington to take action on policies that we know can help unleash opportunity and build confidence in our nation's future. Creating opportunity does not mean that elected leaders pick winners and losers in one industry or another -- whether through tax code special interest loopholes or more stimulus spending under the direction of Washington bureaucrats. What we need is fundamental tax reform that simplifies the code for individuals, families and job creators -- particularly the nation's small businesses. If we eliminate loopholes and broaden the base, we can bring down tax rates so more Americans keep the money they've earned to spend as they wish.

"Growing jobs and economic opportunity also requires lifting the blanket of uncertainty caused by the nation's growing debt and disastrous policies like the president's health care law. Americans understand that it is fundamentally unfair to take more from hardworking folks to spend more in Washington. That's why the House of Representatives passed a plan that balances the nation's budget without raising taxes -- a plan that saves and strengthens programs like Medicare while tackling the long-term drivers of our debt in a responsible, positive way. It also repeals the president's health care law -- a package of misguided policies that will diminish job creation, shift full-time work to part-time, and undermine access to quality, affordable health care.

"There are obvious ways that we can strengthen our economic future and get more Americans back to work. They require real solutions like a balanced budget and tax reform as well as eliminating barriers to job creation and individual freedom like the president's health care law. House Republicans will continue to fight for those positive policies that will help build up opportunity and bring down uncertainty."

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