Skip to comments.Reid Statement On July Jobs Report
Posted on 08/03/2012 3:27:07 PM PDT by mdittmar
Washington, DCSenate 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.
it is never, EVER a democrats fault when something bad happens.
Nope. Not even then.
They will always claim credit for good things regardless of who’s credit it is.
Dingy Harry needs bed rest and 24 hour care.
I remember all those years when Demcrats stopped trying to defeat Reagan and Bush I and II and dropped their ‘obstruction’ of these Republican president’s policies.
Its been three years - where’s your budget, asshole.
What a miserable excuse for a man...Dingy Harry the official prostitute of the DNC.
Imagine, if Oboma could just get another 4 years and drive it up to, say, 25% unemployment or more, we could all have a celebration. It would be over three times as "good."
Go Team Oboma. Yay! (/s)
Break out the sunscreen enemas.
Hey a bit off topic..BUT I received a phone tip that Harry dresses in his wife’s clothing at night and he just loves to wear her spike heels.
Hey Harry how about a budget?
I can understand how they got here, but it begs the question what types of jobs did we loose to accomplish this?
Since when is a manufacturing job not a private sector job?
The words are "some of which were", NOT "and".
The DNCp are in rare form today.
Like the wife & daughter he left in the hospital, one with a broken neck(?)/back(?) so he could rush back to pass 0bamaTax?
What the hell happened to "the top one percent of taxpayers" quote?
Must be like global warming and climate change.
Everyone knows now that Reid has mob ties and is a
Reid is so mobbed up that he's a walking, talking blackmail machine. Axlerod and Rhambo could order him to walk naked down Pennsylvania Ave and he would do so instantly. Read Freeper Fedora's excellent investigative thread to understand this human slimeball, and why he is willing to humiliate himself: he as NO CHOICE.
What Romney and the GOP need to hammer and hammer hard is that this Administration’s has the WORST record of recovery since records have been kept. Their policies have been EPIC FAIL especially against an expenditure of Trillion$+ per year! Four years of fail is ample reason to say “Get thee GONE!”
Not too long ago Obama was proposing making the 'middle class' part of the temp tax cuts permanent - now he's offering a single year extension like he's doing us a big favor.
That should be a big red flag.