WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on the January jobs report.
“This week the Congressional Budget Office said that fewer Americans will be working because of ObamaCare. Today’s jobs report shows us exactly why that’s so devastating,” said Chairman Priebus.
“The report shows the percentage of Americans in the workforce hasn’t been this low since the 1970s. ObamaCare will now drive that number lower.
“In his State of the Union address President Obama said Americans are united by ‘the notion that if you work hard and take responsibility, you can get ahead.’ It’s true that Americans believe that, but I’m not sure President Obama does. His administration celebrated the CBO report, saying, in effect, that it’s a good thing to discourage people from working.
“Those Americans who remain in the workforce still face grim prospects. Millions can’t find work to pay the bills. Others have seen their hours cut, their paychecks cut, their 401(k)s cut, or their insurance cut. Why? ObamaCare.
“America needs a larger, stronger, fully employed workforce, but there’s one thing standing in the way. It’s ObamaCare, and we can’t afford it any longer.”
Economy Jobs, Wages and Unemployment