Representative Mike Kelly Issues Statement on June Jobs Report

Jul 6, 2012 Issues: Economy and Jobs



Contact: Julia Thornton

July 6, 2012



Representative Mike Kelly Issues Statement on June Jobs Report

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (PA-03) issued the following statement on the June jobs report released this morning, which showed that the unemployment rate remained at 8.2 percent:

“While the president is campaigning in Pennsylvania today in an effort to keep his job, nearly 23 million Americans continue to struggle to find one of their own. For those Americans who are unemployed, underemployed, or who have altogether thrown in the towel in their search for work, today’s jobs report offers little hope that the economic tide will turn any time soon. Obamacare’s devastating tax burden, the soon to expire tax cuts, and increasing federal regulatory overreach will only continue to hurt job creation.

“The good news is that we are in a position to right the ship by putting forward commonsense solutions to our health care and economic needs, replacing big government policies with free market ones that will spur growth and unleash the American potential that the Obama Administration has stifled for nearly four years.”