While America’s unemployment rate has exceeded 8% and Michigan has exceeded 8.5% for nearly three consecutive years, it is clear that getting Americans back to work is the top priority of the day. Achieving sustained economic growth and creating jobs in Michigan is Congressman Dave Camp’s number one priority in Congress. And while, Michigan's unemployment rate has decreased slightly in the last year from 10.9% to 8.5% currently, that number is still widely-unacceptable.
Following the spend then tax spree enacted by the Obama Administration, Camp has and continues to propose and support efforts aimed at immediate and long-term steps to be enacted that will help Michigan families and friends find employment.
Free markets, free enterprise, innovation and entrepreneurship are the foundation for economic growth and job creation in America and Michigan. For the past four years, Democrats in Washington have enacted policies that undermine these basic concepts that have historically placed America and Michigan at the forefront of the global marketplace. Republicans have a plan to get our economy moving again:
Not since the Great Depression has our unemployment rate been this high for this long, and yet the president has failed to address the issues that are making it hard for families and employers in Michigan and throughout our nation to get by. The president has abdicated his role on our nation’s $15.6 trillion debt, has embraced an aloof attitude toward high gas and energy prices, and any call for spending reduction. While the president and his Administration discuss raising taxes it only becomes more clear how out-of-touch they really are and simultaneously becomes harder for the more than 14 million unemployed Americans to find a job.
We can get Washington and our economy back on track. House Republicans have offered real solutions to deal with America’s debt and economic crisis. We have called for a total overhaul of the tax code in order to reduce the complexities that burden American employers. Given today’s jobs report, it is time for the president to engage the will of the American people as House Republicans have done from day one -- cut spending, get our debt under control and get America back to work.
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