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Reid Statement On July Jobs Report
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ^ | August 3, 2012 | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Posted on 08/03/2012 3:27:07 PM PDT by mdittmar

Washington, DC–Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement after the Department of Labor announced its employment report for the month of July. The U.S. economy added 163,000 jobs in July, including 172,000 private sector jobs and 25,000 manufacturing jobs

“In Nevada and across America there are still far too many Americans looking for work. But we have now seen 27 straight months of private sector job growth, along with encouraging progress in critical sectors such as manufacturing. Our economy is recovering, but recovering slowly.

“The main obstacle standing in the way of a stronger economic recovery is the unprecedented, politically-motivated obstruction from Republicans in Congress. My counterpart, Senator McConnell, announced that his ‘single most important’ goal was defeating President Obama. Republicans have followed his lead, blocking bill after bill that would create jobs and help middle-class families, often without even bothering to pretend they disagree with the bipartisan, common-sense policies they are obstructing.

“The best thing we can do to spur on our recovery is to protect middle-class families from the fiscal cliff. Last week, the Senate passed a bill that would prevent middle-class families’ taxes from rising on January 1. Sadly, House Republicans are holding these middle-class tax cuts hostage, demanding additional tax cuts for the top two percent of taxpayers.

“Instead of spending all of their energy trying to defeat President Obama, I hope my Republican colleagues will listen to their constituents, drop their obstruction, and start working with Democrats. Middle-class Americans expect us to put politics aside and do the right thing for our economy, and they deserve nothing less.”

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To: mdittmar

In 2008, there were 3 to 4 times as many jobs being created.

It was the worst economy since the depression.

Fast forward to 2012...it’s just a slow recovery.

Democrats should never be allowed near political office...ever!


21 posted on 08/03/2012 4:39:36 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: mdittmar
Consider: Nevada's U-6 rate is 22.1 percent, up from just 7.6 percent in 2007. Economically troubled California has a 20.3 percent real rate, while Rhode Island is at 18.3 percent, more than double its 8.3 percent rate in 2007.

Those numbers compare especially unfavorably to the national rate, high in itself at 14.9 percent though off its record peak of 17.2 percent in October 2009.

22 posted on 08/03/2012 4:53:06 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: mdittmar
Last week, the Senate passed a bill that would prevent middle-class families’ taxes from rising on January 1. Sadly, House Republicans are holding these middle-class tax cuts hostage, demanding additional tax cuts for the top two percent of taxpayers.

It's called negotiating, Harry. Congressional Democrats don't want to negotiate. That's the problem.

23 posted on 08/03/2012 5:37:53 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: Travis McGee

Wow... Never put that connection together Travis...... Dingy Harry is such a toadie polidiot. good info.

Hope yer well ....stay safe.


24 posted on 08/03/2012 7:30:56 PM PDT by Squantos
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To: mdittmar
Reid, you have lost your mind.

You refuse to even look at the many Republican economic bills because YOU are the partisan a-whole. BTW, where is the Senate budget after some 3 years?

Harry, I heard that you bugger young boys. Can you prove you don't?

25 posted on 08/03/2012 11:52:48 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: mdittmar

Dingy Harry...now, where’s that Senate budget you are supposed to pass each year? But have now held up for THREE YEARS due to pure political motivation on your part?

And how about the over 30 bills the House has sent you in the last few months that you have not so much as allowed a single vote on?

And you have to audacity to talk about someone obstructing Congress?

Sorry, Dingy, the country is on to you, and as the Gladiator said in the movie, “soon...soon.”

America at the Crossroads of History
http://www.jeffhead.com/crossroads.htm


26 posted on 08/04/2012 6:11:21 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: mdittmar

Obama plays golf while 8.254% of Americans remain unemployed

http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/


27 posted on 08/05/2012 7:13:17 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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