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RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Statement on the October Jobs Report

- November 2, 2012

WASHINGTON - Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on the October jobs report:

"The message of today's job report is unmistakable: America desperately needs jobs and cannot afford four more years like the last four. After four years of the Obama presidency, unemployment remains painfully high, and incomes are not growing. America needs and deserves a real recovery, but Obama has proven incapable of delivering," said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.

"President Obama's policies have not worked. In 2009, he promised his $833 billion stimulus would create millions of 'shovel-ready jobs' and reduce the unemployment rate to under 5.5 percent by today. Yet here we sit, with millions of Americans still looking for work and unemployment hovering near 8 percent.

"By President Obama's own standard, he has not succeeded. He promised to fix the economy 'in three years' or 'face a one term proposition.' The economy is not fixed, and on Tuesday Americans will have the chance to accept his proposition.

"This election is a choice between bold change with Mitt Romney or more of the same with Barack Obama. It's big versus small, positive versus negative. Mitt Romney has a plan to create 12 million new jobs over the next four years. President Obama has no new plan. His only idea for a second term is a tax increase so massive it would destroy over 700,000 jobs.

"America needs a Romney-Ryan presidency to put us on the path to job creation, rising incomes, and greater prosperity."

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