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RNC Statement on the April Jobs Report

- May 3, 2013

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

“Today’s jobs report brings some good news for a lucky few who found jobs--but not nearly enough hope for the millions of Americans who still need work,” said Chairman Priebus.

“Young people have had an especially hard time in this economy.  As a Harvard poll of Millennials released this week showed, they continue to be frustrated by the lack of job prospects.  A majority disapprove of the president’s handling of the economy.

“Frustratingly, with the ‘train wreck’ of Obamacare implementation on the horizon, job creation is more  likely to slow down than to speed up.  Already, it’s increasing the cost of healthcare, which in turn means fewer jobs, fewer hours, and less take home pay for those struggling for work.

“Our economy wasn’t built by the hands of bureaucrats, but it can certainly be torn down by them.  That’s why Republicans will keep working to free innovators and entrepreneurs to do what they do best--create jobs--and we wish President Obama would join us.  Unfortunately, he’s hardly even talking about jobs these days. The issue didn’t get any attention during this week’s press conference--not from him, not from the press. It’s no wonder the jobs situation isn’t much better 100 days into his second term than it was at the start of his first.”

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