Pelosi Statement on September Jobs Report
Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616
San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the Department of Labor announced that the economy lost 33,000 jobs in September:
“The devastation of the hurricanes has laid bare the corrosive effect of the Republican Congress’ total refusal to act on jobs and wages for working families.
“Republicans should abandon their job-killing giveaways for the richest and focus on raising wages and creating jobs for hard-working Americans. Instead, the GOP is pushing a budget that would devastate America’s investments in good-paying jobs, growing wages and dignified retirements – all to fast-track deficit-exploding, multi-trillion dollar tax breaks for the wealthiest one percent. The American people want and deserve tax reform that puts the middle class first, not more trickle-down tax breaks for the wealthiest that raise taxes on the middle class and do absolutely nothing to create jobs for hard-working families.
“The American people deserve better than the raw deal that Republicans in Congress are giving them. Democrats are fighting to get American families A Better Deal, with better jobs, better wages and a better future for all. We will continue to fight for American families against the toxic Republican billionaires-first agenda, and we will stand firm in demanding not one penny in tax cuts for the top 1 percent.”
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