'After Losing More than Three Million Jobs, Bush Needs to Do More
than Add One at Commerce Department'
D.C. -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following
statement today in response to President Bush's announcement that
he would create an assistant secretary of commerce for manufacturing:
"The President's willingness to finally acknowledge the crisis
in American manufacturing that has unfolded on his watch is a welcome
development, but it is not enough. After losing more than three
million jobs since he took office, President Bush will need to do
much more than just add one at the Commerce Department.
is the President's economic policies, not a lack of staff to implement
them. His tax cuts for those who need them least are simply not
working, and his budget is shortchanging our country's needs. We
have lost 2.5 million manufacturing jobs -- we clearly need a dramatic
change in economic direction.
will continue to fight for a fair, fast-acting, and fiscally-responsible
economic stimulus plan, including a tax incentive for U.S. manufacturers,
that will create jobs now."