WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on the May jobs report:
“The message of today’s report is simple: too many Americans still need jobs. We should expect more than a status quo economy. We can’t rest when so many Americans think the American Dream is out of reach and the job market is so weak that millions of Americans have given up looking for work altogether—Americans who aren’t even reflected in the official unemployment rate.
“Unfortunately, President Obama has given up on creating jobs. At least that’s the message he’s sending by opposing job-creating projects like the Keystone Pipeline and imposing job-killing regulations like his new restrictions on energy production.
“The Democrats’ EPA regulations will have two main consequences: fewer jobs for hardworking Americans and higher electricity bills. Poor and middle class Americans will pay the price. How can Democrats’ look at the unemployment situation and think that’s a good idea?
“Democrats’ regulations on energy will have the same negative consequences as Democrats’ regulations on healthcare through ObamaCare: fewer jobs, higher bills. That’s the Democrats’ economic plan, and it’s unfair to Americans. We can’t afford it, and that’s why we need a pro-jobs, pro-energy Republican majority in the U.S. Senate.”
Economy Jobs, Wages and Unemployment