In June, only 18,000 jobs were created. April and May jobs numbers were revised downward to show 44,000 fewer than previously reported.
All of this points to the continuing utter failure of Barack Hussein Obama's economic policy which has consisted largely of job killing debt, regulation and proposals for new taxes.
Sorry Barack, but you can't blame George W. Bush or the Republicans for this.
Republicans Keep Focus on JOBS!
While Obama engages in yet another round of class warfare rhetoric in a lame attempt to shift blame from his own failures, Republicans are concentrating on fixing the problem. See Marco Rubio's excellent speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate where he asks how many jobs will be created by an increase in taxes. Republicans in the House go even further with regular legislative intitiatives designed to get the government off the back of the producers who create jobs. From Speaker Boehner's web site:
Keeping the Pledge: Energy & Commerce Committee Report Highlights GOP Jobs Bills Posted by Katie Boyd on July 07, 2011
A new report by the House Energy & Commerce Committee highlights several steps the committee has taken toward fulfilling the Pledge to America. The report highlights action that would create more than 150,000 jobs through American Energy Initiative proposals to boost U.S. energy production, protect nearly four million jobs from being destroyed by excessive regulations, and save taxpayers $90 billion:
Creating More Than 150,000 Jobs by Removing Roadblocks to American Energy Production:
- The House recently passed the Jobs and Energy Permitting Act (H.R. 2021), American Energy Initiative legislation that will end Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) permitting delays to boost offshore energy production, help lower gas prices and create more than 54,000 American jobs.
Protecting Nearly 4 Million Jobs Put in Jeopardy by Excessive Government Regulations:
- The Energy & Power Subcommittee passed the North-American Made Energy Security Act (H.R. 1938), legislation that will require the Obama Administration to make a determination by November on whether or not it will allow the Keystone XL pipeline expansion to move forward. According to an editorial in today’s Wall Street Journal, expanding the pipeline would create more than 118,000 jobs through construction and related economic development.
- The Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade Subcommittee advanced legislation (H.R. 1939) to improve the safety of consumer products while protecting thousands of jobs put at risk by the harmful, unintended consequences of the 2008 Consumer Product Safety Act.
- The House passed H.J.Res.37, Communications & Technology Subcommittee legislation to stop the FCC from imposing so-called “net neutrality” regulations. Enforcement of net neutrality rules has been estimated to cost between 500,000 and 700,000 jobs by 2015, and result in up to 1.45 million fewer jobs in the economy by 2020.
- The House passed the Energy Tax Prevention Act (H.R. 910), Energy & Power Subcommittee legislation that will prevent the Obama Administration from imposing a backdoor national energy tax that would put an estimated 1.4 million American jobs at risk.
Saving Taxpayers $90 Billion by Defunding & Replacing ObamaCare:
- The House passed H.R. 1213, Health Subcommittee legislation to repeal an ObamaCare slush fund described as “an unlimited tap on the federal treasury to push for the establishment of state-based exchanges” without Congressional approval. H.R. 1213 would save taxpayers an estimated $14 billion.
- The House also passed H.R. 1217, legislation that will decrease direct spending by $16 billion by eliminating an unaccountable ObamaCare slush fund that gives the Secretary of Health and Human Services the full authority to use the account to fund any programs or activities under the Public Health Service Act that she chooses, without Congressional oversight.
To learn more about the House Energy & Commerce’s efforts to reduce spending, rein in job-crushing regulations and help the economy create jobs, check out their newly released second quarter report here.
- The committee passed the Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act (H.R.5) that will reduce the deficit by $57 billion by enacting comprehensive liability reform to eliminate the junk lawsuits that are driving up the cost of health care and reducing patients’ access to doctors.
And while Republicans in the House and Senate are focused on job creation, Democrats in the Senate continue to stall, defeat or ignore nearly every GOP proposal.
Who is to blame for the current jobs mess? The same people who would rather play politics and class warfare while refusing to act on proven GOP ideas for job creation!