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Camp Statement on July Jobs Report

August 07, 2009

Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement today in reaction to the July jobs report and a statement by Christina Romer (Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisors) that the Stimulus bill passed by Congress was “well-conceived“:

“The Administration said their Stimulus program would save or create millions of jobs. The reality, however, is quite different. Today, 2.1 million more Americans are unemployed than the President promised would be the case.  Despite White House claims, this Stimulus bill was not ‘well-conceived.’ It was poorly crafted, has been poorly executed, and is a failure.  In fact, hundreds of thousands of Americans have simply given up looking for work and aren’t even counted in the new unemployment data.  Congress needs to repeal this poorly-conceived Stimulus bill and pass a real plan to get Americans – and this economy – working again.”