WASHINGTON - Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on the July unemployment report:
"Last week President Obama said, 'We tried our plan, and it worked.' With the unemployment rate going up again, it's obvious that plan didn't work at all," said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.
"Instead of supporting American innovation and job creation, he has squandered taxpayer money on failed companies like Solyndra, which led to job losses. It's no wonder we can't end this economic nightmare. The president continues to take us in the wrong direction.
"In a time of widespread economic hardship, the president's schedule has not included a 'Daily Economic Briefing' since April of 2011. He has not convened his Jobs Council in over six months, yet he has found time for over 120 political fundraisers and 11 rounds of golf since their last meeting.
"President Obama's only plans for a second term are higher taxes and more spending--exactly the opposite of what we need. On Day One of his presidency, Mitt Romney will get to work implementing his comprehensive jobs plan to turn around the economy."
GOP Chairman Reince Priebus