Bush Must 'Get Serious About Creating Jobs'
Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on todays
Bureau of Labor Statistics announcement that only 1,000 jobs were
created in December, that 26,000 manufacturing jobs were lost, and
that November's job growth was revised downward:
announcement is extremely disappointing. We had all hoped that the
holiday shopping season would encourage retailers to hire more employees,
and the Bush Administration had promised that 200,000 jobs would
be created. Instead, a mere 1,000 jobs were created nationwide while
manufacturing jobs continued to hemorrhage. The economy has lost
nearly 3 million jobs under President Bush -- the first President
to lose jobs since Herbert Hoover. Clearly, it is time for President
Bush to get serious about creating jobs.
workers, the real proof of an improving economy is whether they,
their family, and their neighbors can find jobs, afford health care
and achieve financial security. Democrats have a plan that would
create more than one million jobs without adding one penny to the
and Congress must act now to ensure that economic growth continues
and that jobs are created for the nine million people still looking
for work. We should pass the bipartisan manufacturing bill that
creates jobs here at home, not overseas. We should expand the child
tax credit for working families and extend unemployment benefits.
And, we should pass a highway bill that creates jobs."