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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:20 AM

Boehner and Romney on jobs report (updated)

Romney On Jobs Report: 'The President's Excuses Have Run Out'

Mitt Romney released the following statement in response to the March jobs report, which fell below expectations:

“This is a weak and very troubling jobs report that shows the employment market remains stagnant. Millions of Americans are paying a high price for President Obama's economic policies, and more and more people are growing so discouraged that they are dropping out of the labor force altogether. It is increasingly clear the Obama economy is not working and that after three years in office the President's excuses have run out.”


Boehner: Obama's 'Failed Economic Policies' To Blame For Weaker-Than-Expected Jobs Report

Speaker John Boehner issued the following statement in response to a weaker-than-expected March jobs report that showed the economy adding 120,000 jobs:

“Today’s report shows that families and small businesses are still struggling to get by because of President Obama’s failed economic policies. Unemployment is far too high, paychecks are shrinking, gas prices are rising faster than ever, and our debt now exceeds the size of our entire economy. Unfortunately, the president is refusing to get serious about addressing our fiscal and economic challenges. His budget, which would raise taxes and put us further in debt to China, did not pick up a single vote in the House, and he continues to push higher taxes as the antidote to higher gas prices.

“Hardworking taxpayers know there’s a better way, and it starts with building our economy around the people, not the government. Republicans have a jobs plan – and a budget – that cuts spending, fixes our tax code, addresses excessive regulations, and expands American energy production through projects like the Keystone XL pipeline. We invite the president and his fellow Democrats who run Washington to join us in acting on common ground that would help the private sector put people back to work.

“There’s no question Americans are working as hard as ever to create new jobs and opportunities despite all the obstacles government is throwing in their way. Just think what could be achieved if Washington started being part of the solution instead of the problem and took steps to liberate the world’s greatest economy from the shackles of big government.”


Economy Adds 120K Jobs In March; Unemployment Falls To 8.2 Percent

Updated to add chart showing 25 consecutive months of private sector job growth:

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:42 AM

1. It's good to

have these statements on record. I mean, Romney's responses to the last two jobs reports have been incoherent, and Boehner's has been subdued.

The Labor Department revised February's numbers from 227,000 to 240,000 and January's numbers from 284,000 to 275,000.

Not much they can say when the report is good, but a weaker report and they're all over it.

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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:11 AM

2. mitt the comedian

and mr boehner, how did those republican policies work out over the previous eight years prior to President Obama? c'mon.

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Response to spanone (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:30 AM

4. Time to ask

Boehner and Cantor: Where are the jobs?

Republicans love to talk about creating jobs now. Romney, who was one of the worst Governors at creating jobs (47th), pretends he has a solution that would put people back to work tomorrow.

Yesterday, the President signed Cantor's bill.

If the April report shows 220,000 to 280,000 jobs added, the Cantor bill should be deemed a failure.

Consider that 284,000 jobs were added in January and 240,000 in February. Unless April shows more than 350,000 jobs added, Cantor needs to be asked, "Where are the jobs?"

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:23 AM

3. All the new jobs created were in the private sector

No net new jobs were added in government and even 1,000 were lost. Until both private and public employment begin expanding, we won't see anything dramatic but I don't suppose Romney and his Boehner want to see that happen.

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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:15 AM

6. Given the millions investor Romney is sitting on

why doesn't just go out and create some jobs. Why does he have to wait until Obama leaves to do this? I don't get it. Their whole plan is private sector jobs, that's what is increasing under Obama, and yet it isn't from their money bags candidate who instead of creating jobs is running for a government one. If the private sector was going to look so rosy once the Republican jobs plan took off why would Mitt Mr. Private sector investor want to be all tied up in a government job?

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