Washington, DC - U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, released the following statement today after the Department of Labor announced the national unemployment rate reached 10.2 percent during the month of October:
"Families across this nation are devastated by the reality of a 26-year high unemployment rate. It's hard to find a friend or a neighbor who hasn't been touched by today's news that the national unemployment rate is 10.2 percent. The challenges facing our families and small businesses are obvious to those who are listening. Unfortunately, the Democrat leadership has turned a deaf ear to the concerns voiced by countless citizens, and the American people are paying the price.
"The American people want to know why Congress is forcing through the Pelosi plan for a government takeover of health care instead of a plan that will help create jobs. Concerned citizens don't understand why their elected officials can't work together to create jobs and bring relief to families hurting in the city and on the farm. It is time Democrat leaders abandon their endless pursuit of government-run health care and begin working on bipartisan solutions that will put the American people back to work."
10.2 % UNEMPLOYMENT...AND RISING
Reply by Elizabeth Parella 6 minutes ago
Lies, lies, and more lies...even the unemployment figures are lies...the unemployment rate is more like 17%+ when considering the underemployed, those working part-time jobs who cannot find full-time, well-paying jobs.
And the federal government wants to spend MORE money? Who's going to pay for all the debt? Cap and Trade...another tax on people who are taxed to death already... John Q. Public (and Jane P. Public as well) have had enough...enough lies, enough spending, enough big government, and enough of the current occupant of the White House who is still campaigning for the post.... Is he so insecure, so longing for "love" that he cannot STOP? Seems so....
TOTUS must go and the next presidential election cannot come soon enough. But the Republicans better get their act together as well.... Got a call from the RNC the other day looking for money. My response was a nonequivocal, "Get your act together, because my pocketbook is closed for a while and will remain so....get your people in line on the fiscal responsibility train....or else!"
Everything he does puts us in the hole more. His credit card helped...yeah right. My daughter just had a credit card go up to 23% interest after being told for years that they could not change the interest as it was a fixed interest card; therefore, they could not lower her rate but it would not ever increase either. Thanks Obama for one of many harms to the country!