Pelosi Statement on February Jobs Report
Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616
Washington, D.C. — Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Labor Department announced that workers' wages increased by a feeble 0.1 percent in February:
"February's jobs report shows that, while jobs continue to be created, working Americans are still not getting the bigger paychecks they deserve. Strong job growth means little to the American workers forced to work multiple jobs because of stagnant wages.
"Republicans passed a debt-exploding GOP tax scam that hands massive windfalls to the rich and to corporations on the backs of hard-working Americans. Instead of sharing the benefits with workers, many big corporations are pocketing the benefits themselves and refusing to give workers a raise.
"Corporations are spending nearly two-thirds of the benefits on buybacks, dividends and mergers and acquisitions, and just 13 percent on bonuses and raises, according to Morgan Stanley.
“Democrats know that the American people deserve A Better Deal, with Better Jobs, Better Wages and a Better Future. We are committing to creating millions of new good-paying jobs and raising wages, lowering the soaring cost of living for families and giving every American the tools to succeed in the 21st century economy. Democrats will never stop fighting for the hard-working men and women of our nation."
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