Jun 03 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) issued the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Labor reported the nation’s unemployment rate rose to 9.1 percent in May, and the economy gained 54,000 jobs – less than half of what is needed to keep pace with the expanding working-age population:
“Given today’s dismal jobs report, it is clear the current economic policies are not working; in fact, they are creating an environment of uncertainty and hampering job growth in America. It is no wonder businesses are slow to hire new workers when the message coming from Washington is more taxes, more regulation and more control over businesses.
“History has shown that sustainable economic growth starts with the private sector, so it is more important than ever for Congress to spur economic growth by enacting a fair, simple and certain tax code; reigning in overregulation by the EPA and other government agencies; and exporting manufactured goods and agricultural products produced and grown in the U.S. rather than exporting jobs. Congress must also cut government spending. Our failure to do so will result in increased inflation, higher interest rates, fewer jobs and a lower standard of living for every American.
“By implementing pro-growth policies and cutting spending, businesses will have the confidence to move forward and put people to work. When businesses have certainty, resources, markets and freedom, they will succeed and our economy will recover.”