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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 10:02 AM

White House: Jobs Report ‘Further Evidence’ That Economy Continues To ‘Heal From The Wounds’ of Rece

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White House: Jobs Report ‘Further Evidence’ That Economy Continues To ‘Heal From The Wounds’ of Recession

TOM KLUDT 9:53 AM EST, FRIDAY JANUARY 4, 2013

Alan B. Krueger, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, released a statement Friday on behalf of the White House regarding the latest employment numbers:

While more work remains to be done, today’s employment report provides further evidence that the U.S. economy is continuing to heal from the wounds inflicted by the worst downturn since the Great Depression. It is critical that we continue the policies that are building an economy that works for the middle class as we dig our way out of the deep hole that was caused by the severe recession that began in December 2007.

With the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act earlier this week, more than 98% of Americans and 97% of small businesses now have certainty that their income taxes will not rise. Additionally, unemployment insurance was extended for two million Americans who are searching for a job, and companies will continue to receive tax credits for the research that they do and continue to have tax incentives to accelerate investment in their businesses. By allowing income tax cuts for the top 2% of earners to expire, this legislation further reduces the deficit by $737 billion over the next decade. It is important that we continue to move toward a sustainable federal budget in a responsible way that balances revenue and spending while protecting critical investments in the economy and essential support for our most vulnerable citizens.


Read the full statement here:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/01/04/employment-situation-december

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 10:19 AM

1. Jobs Report ‘Further Evidence’ That Economy Continues To ‘Heal From The Wounds’ of Bush's Recession

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Response to UCmeNdc (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 10:33 AM

3. ...Despite The Republican's Effort To Extend Bush's Recession

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 10:26 AM

2. Lower taxes, more jobs, and trying to responsibly balance the budget ....

..... is there no stopping that Kenyan socialist?

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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 10:47 AM

4. K & R

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