Paton: Can we finally start calling it the Obama recession?
Release from Paton for Congress:
The new economic data being reported today shows that national unemployment is now actually increasing from 8.1% to 8.2% on lower GDP growth and a tough business climate. The broader measure for unemployment, U6, which takes into account job seekers and part-time workers who are underemployed, has risen from 14.5% in April to 14.8% in March. That means fewer people with full-time jobs who are now struggling to get by even more than ever.
This doesn’t even take into account all the people that have given up hope and left the workforce altogether — a startling trend like no other in our country’s history.
So can we finally start calling it the Obama recession?
Rather than focusing on economic growth and jobs, President Obama has spent his entire first term passing new regulations and killing jobs. Whether it’s card check, cap and trade, Obamacare, or trying to choke off new American energy production, it is safe to say that Obama is the Unemployment President.
My opponent, liberal former Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, was unfortunately a rubber-stamp for the President’s policies that have mired our country in economic stagnation. We need to break away from these policies and the politicians who favor them if we are to get this country back on the right track.
Now that my name will officially appear on the ballot, I encourage you to get involved in the campaign today. America should not be a place where people lose hope because they can’t find a job. I just don’t believe in that vision, and I will do everything in my power as your U.S. Congressman to help turn our economy around.