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McKeon responds to 'anemic' jobs report

Posted: April 5, 2013 12:06 p.m.
Updated: April 5, 2013 12:06 p.m.
Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon. Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon.
Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon.

Washington, D.C.- Today Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon released the following statement regarding the March Jobs Report: 

“Today we received more bad news from Washington in the form of another dismal jobs report.  We learned that in March: only 88,000 private sector jobs were created; job increases were even less broadly dispersed than in February, which was already down from January; aggregate hours, overtime hours and earnings were flat; and 500,000 workers left the labor market.  The most concerning figure was that labor force participation fell to 63.3 percent, numbers we have not seen since 1979, the last year of President Carter’s Administration. 

“This jobs report is just another reminder of what the American people already knew to be true: the economic policies coming out of Washington aren’t working.  I don’t know how many consecutive months it is going to take for the Administration to understand that spending more money than we bring in, overregulating and overtaxing businesses, and enacting overreaching government interference in health care does not promote economic growth.  Millions of families continue to struggle, millions have given up looking for work all together, and millions are working twice as hard for half as much. 

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result, yet we keep spending money we don’t have, killing our businesses with higher taxes and more regulations and handcuffing the very people we expect to create jobs.  Enough is enough.”

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