August Jobs Report Further Proof of Obama’s Failing Agenda

September 07, 2012

368,000 people stopped looking for work which is nearly 4 times the amount of jobs created

Arlington, VA – Americans for Prosperity (AFP) today released the following statement regarding today’s jobs report.

“This latest jobs report showcases the unmitigated disaster of the President’s failing agenda. You cannot spend your way into prosperity,” said Tim Phillips, President of AFP. “While optimism is great, there is no rose-colored way to see this jobs report. We call on President Obama to stop these destructive policies which are stifling growth.”

The U.S. Department of Labor reported today that 368,000 Americans gave up looking for a job last month, nearly four times the amount of jobs created. Only 96,000 jobs were created in August, which is significantly below the 139,000 average monthly gain for 2012. This report marks the 43rd month of unemployment above 8%. 12 million Americans are unemployed with 5 million of those having been unemployed for more than 27 weeks.

To educate Americans on the most harmful aspects of President Obama’s big-government agenda, and help put grassroots pressure on politicians to turn away from these destructive policies, AFP has launched a 400 city tour titled “Obama’s Failing Agenda.” The tour includes educational information and a petition addressed to the President for citizens to fill out.

More information is available at www.FailingAgenda.com.

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