Where are the jobs?
As new dismal unemployment numbers were released, Congressman Joe Wilson (SC–02), a member of the Education and Labor Committee, continued to ask the Administration and Speaker Pelosi to consider job creation policies:
“The unemployment numbers released are nothing short of dismal. The American people were told that the misnamed stimulus would keep unemployment under eight percent. Yet today, we continue to see double digit figures. In fact, close to 3 million of those jobs were lost just since the misnamed stimulus bill was shoved through Congress less than one year ago.
“As I travel throughout South Carolina to visit with business owners and employees, I am reminded of our remarkable workforce and strong industries that can create and keep jobs in our communities. However, Congress must act to give our communities the tools they need for an economic jolt. I urge Speaker Pelosi to consider Republican proposals that offer tax relief to small businesses and families to get America’s economy rolling once again.
“In the immediate future, it is also critical that we know where the money from the misnamed stimulus is actually being spent. After weeks of reports on fake jobs in fake Congressional districts, I have called for an outside, independent investigation of the stimulus funds. The American people want to know where their hard–earned money is being spent, and they want to see real job creation solutions from Congress. I urge my colleagues from both sides of the aisle to come together and deliver on stimulus accountability and job creation policies,” said Congressman Joe Wilson.
Congressman Joe Wilson