Bachmann: “Another stark reminder of the failure of President Obama’s economic policies.”
Huntsman: “America needs new leadership to turn our country around.”
Romney: “The audacity of indifference”
Pawlenty: “President Obama is out of answers and running out of time.”
Gingrich: “Jobs numbers are also further proof that tax increases as part of a debt ceiling deal are unacceptable.”
Santorum: “This morning’s jobs report is one more sign that the current Administration’s policies are impeding economic growth in America.”
Cain: “This is demonstrably and empirically the worst economic ‘recovery’ in American history.”
Bachmann Comments on the Obama Administration’s Rising Unemployment Numbers
Washington, D.C. – Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has issued the following statement in response to the Obama administration’s report showing unemployment rising to 9.2 percent.
“Today’s unemployment report is another stark reminder of the failure of President Obama’s economic policies. The President promised if we passed the massive stimulus package that unemployment wouldn’t go above 8 percent, we are now at 9.2 percent. Unfortunately, millions of Americans are suffering today as a result of the president’s broken promise and his policy of attempting to create jobs through massive government spending that has added over 35 percent to our national debt.
“Amidst this economic freefall, it should not be lost that the architect of the President’s failed economic policies, Timothy Geithner, will head for the door after he attempts to cement the President’s legacy of massive spending and debt by raising the debt limit another $2.4 trillion dollars. We can only hope that the President will be right behind him after the next election.
“The President promised ‘shovel-ready’ projects that would create jobs, but now the President says ‘shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected.’ Mr. President, it’s time to take the shovel out of your hand and stop digging. ATM’s aren’t responsible for our high unemployment rate; your administration’s threat of higher taxes, massive government spending, and overregulation are.”
Jon Huntsman Statement on June Unemployment Numbers
Orlando – Jon Huntsman today issued the following statement about the June jobs report showing rising unemployment and only 18,000 jobs added:
“Rising unemployment rates and extremely anemic job creation are not acceptable. Even in great hardship, the American people have been extraordinarily patient in waiting for the better and brighter times promised to them by this Administration. Their patience has rightly worn thin. We need free-market, pro-growth policies to spark a wave of job growth – the same policies we implemented in Utah to make it the fastest-growing state in the nation. America needs new leadership to turn our country around.”
Mitt Romney Statement on June Unemployment Numbers
Boston, MA – Mitt Romney today released the following statement on the June unemployment numbers:
“Today’s abysmal jobs report confirms what we all know – that President Obama has failed to get this economy moving again. Just this week, President Obama’s closest White House adviser said that ‘unemployment rates or even monthly jobs numbers’ do not matter to the average American.
“If David Plouffe were working for me, I would fire him and then he could experience firsthand the pain of unemployment. His comments are an insult to the more than 20 million people who are out of work, underemployed or who have simply stopped looking for jobs. With their cavalier attitude about the economy, the White House has turned the audacity of hope into the audacity of indifference.”
Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s Statement on Jobs Report
“President Obama is out of answers and running out of time. His policies are not creating the necessary jobs and he has no plan to do anything about it. We will have continued anemic growth and disappointing job creation so long as Barack Obama is president. I will turn around the economy as president by setting bold growth goals and implementing specific proposals to achieve them.”
Santorum Responds to Disappointing Jobs Report
Verona, PA – Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) made the following statement in reaction to this morning’s jobs report that found that only 18,000 new jobs were created in the month of June and that unemployment had risen to 9.2%.
“This morning’s jobs report is one more sign that the current Administration’s policies are impeding economic growth in America,” said Senator Santorum. “This past week in Iowa, I laid out a very clear vision for creating jobs and growing our economy. I would urge President Obama to go out and talk to the people in America’s heartland and hear their concerns, and I would hope that he would see that they are looking for a President who believes in them again and not continued reliance on ineffective, big government bureaucracies. That is exactly what my plan to eliminate the corporate tax burden for U.S. manufacturers, streamline the patent and FDA approval process, and increase incentives for research and development would do. I look forward to having this debate with the President, because it is clear his plan is not working for America.”
Cain Responds to Abysmal Job Report
(Stockbridge, GA)- Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain today responded to the release of last month’s job report, saying:
This is demonstrably and empirically the worst economic ‘recovery’ in American history.
The Labor Department reports indicating that the economy generated only 18,000 net jobs in June is absolutely unacceptable. The unemployment rate has ticked up to 9.2 percent. These figures do not even include those who have simply given up on finding work or are underemployed, scraping to get by.
What’s worse, businesses added the fewest jobs in more than a year. According to President Obama’s own former economic adviser, Austan Goolsbee, the private sector must lead this recovery. I agree with Mr. Goolsbee, but wonder why if the Obama Administration acknowledges this economic truth, they still fail to enact business-friendly policies that would get America’s job creators hiring again.
The government doesn’t create jobs. Business creates jobs. And it’s time to get America working again.