Deb Fischer Statement On July Unemployment Report

August 3, 2012


“This election offers voters a distinct choice. Bob Kerrey shares the same misguided view as President Obama that we can tax our way to prosperity. But here in Nebraska, we know that simply doesn’t work. I understand that over-taxation and over-regulation are crippling our economy, and I am committed to reducing the burden on American families and small businesses so we can begin to create jobs and grow our economy.”

LINCOLN, Nebraska, August 3, 2012 - In response to July’s unemployment report, U.S. Senate candidate Deb Fischer released the following statement:

“Today’s disappointing unemployment report marks the 42nd straight month of unemployment over 8 percent.

“I believe in order to restore private sector confidence and get us on the path to economic recovery, we need to move in a different direction.

“I’ve offered a detailed jobs plan to empower the private sector and put America back to work.

“My plan offers proposals to stop the threat of tax increases, cut government red tape, bring down rising energy costs, and promote free trade.

“Yet, even with the nation in midst of the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression, my opponent’s top priority is to raise taxes on the middle-class.

“This election offers voters a distinct choice.

“Bob Kerrey shares the same misguided view as President Obama that we can tax our way to prosperity. But here in Nebraska, we know that simply doesn’t work. I understand that over-taxation and over-regulation are crippling our economy, and I am committed to reducing the burden on American families and small businesses so we can begin to create jobs and grow our economy.”

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