Statement by Congressman Gary Miller on August Jobs Report


Date: Sept. 2, 2011
Location: Washington, DC

This morning the U.S. Department of Labor released its monthly jobs report, showing that zero net jobs were created in the month of August, while the unemployment rate remained stubbornly high at 9.1 percent.

Following the report's release, Congressman Gary Miller issued the following statement:

"Today's disappointing jobs report demonstrates once again that spending trillions of dollars we do not have and threatening American families and small businesses with higher taxes does not create jobs. To grow our economy, we need to move away from the failed stimulus spending of the past two and a half years, and take common-sense steps to eliminate uncertainty among our nation's job creators. This includes tackling our massive national debt and learning to live within our means, reforming the tax code to provide relief to taxpayers and increase America's competitiveness in the global economy, and removing unnecessary and costly regulatory burdens on small businesses. Real, sustainable job growth comes from the private sector, not government spending and interference. It is time for Washington to get our fiscal house in order, and tear down obstacles to job creation."