Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released the following statement in reaction to the September jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor. A net total of 114,000 jobs were created, and the unemployment rate for September decreased to 7.8 percent.
“Today’s weak jobs report is another disappointing reminder of the failure of the Obama Administration’s economic policies. House Republicans have passed a bill to stop the tax hike and keep us from driving off the ‘fiscal cliff’ that America faces at the end of the year. But, President Obama’s refusals to work with Republicans to prevent tax hikes and engage in real tax reform have left businesses uncertain and unwilling to hire and invest. As a result, and in the words of his own Vice President, the middle class has been buried for the last four years. It is time to start digging them out and that starts with the Administration admitting their policies – like over 12 million Americans – are not working.”