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Jobs and the Economy

Creating jobs? Nope, broken promises.

Communications • October 23, 2014

“Take a look at the goals the President has set to move this country forward.… Double U.S. Exports, Create 600,000 Jobs in the Natural Gas Industry, Create 1 Million New Manufacturing Jobs…” -President Obama’s campaign website in 2012 A visit to President Obama’s 2012 website highlights his lofty goals — the same ones that are now …

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All signs pointing to a better economy? Eh, not so much.

Communications • October 21, 2014

The Congressional Budget Office recently made some promising announcements. Their most recent research suggests that our national deficit has been reduced by about 33% this fiscal year, marking a six-year low. And according to the Labor Department, we’ve seen private sector job growth for the 55th month in a row. Apparently, these government agencies believe the Obama …

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Middle Class Squeeze > Jobs and the Economy | Middle Class Squeeze

Household income hasn’t changed — but everything else is more expensive

Communications • October 14, 2014

About half of Americans consider themselves part of the middle class — and for those Americans, the past few years have been economically uncomfortable. Because while middle class income hasn’t changed — the cost of everything else has. Education, gas, home-buying, and even movie tickets cost more than they did in 1995, yet the wages Americans bring home remain stagnant. CNN …

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What the September jobs report tells us (hint: it’s not good)

Communications • October 3, 2014

September’s job report boasted the lowest unemployment rate in a year at 5.8% — great news, right? Not quite. As Americans have learned in the past six years, the unemployment rate only paints part of the picture about our economy. And no matter what the unemployment numbers say, Americans sure don’t feel like the economy is improving …

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5 Points

Communications • October 2, 2014

For the past several months, Speaker of the House John Boehner has traveled the country to discuss his “Five Points for Resetting America’s Economic Foundation.” These five points are simple and straightforward: ·      Address the debt. ·      Reform the tax code. ·      Fix the legal system.  ·      Rein in excessive regulations. ·      Strengthen education. …

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Reducing red tape can put Americans back to work

Rep. Robert Hurt • October 1, 2014

Rep. Robert Hurt represents Virginia’s 5th District and serves on the Financial Services Committee. He sponsored the Small Business Capital Access And Job Preservation Act, which the House included as part of the Jobs for America Act that passed last week. Last week, I traveled along Route 58, touring a variety of manufacturing companies to …

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On National Coffee Day, we compare some numbers

Communications • September 29, 2014

Today is National Coffee Day — a chance to celebrate the liquid caffeine that so many Americans rely on every day. Reportedly 83% of American adults drink coffee, a number that’s growing every year. But here’s a more shocking realization: According to a new study by the Republican Senate Budget Committee, more American adults drink coffee than have a …

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1 in 4 Americans – that’s a lot

Communications • September 26, 2014

A new chart from the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee shows almost 1 in 4 Americans between the ages of 25-54 (or prime working years) are not working. Out of the 124.5 million Americans in their prime working years, 28.9 million (nearly a quarter!) are not currently employed. Over two-thirds of all labor force …

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When Does Washington Get Squeezed?

Speaker John Boehner • September 26, 2014

Republicans are working every day to lower costs at home so that it’s easier for middle-class families to live, save, and invest. On the president’s watch, those things have only gotten tougher.  Prices have gone up while paychecks haven’t.  Hardworking people are left squeezed and often overlooked. Every day, I hear from constituents in Southwest Ohio who …

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Are we better off than we were 4 years ago? Definitely not

Communications • September 23, 2014

In 1980 Ronald Reagan asked the famous question: “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?” The question challenged Americans to think about their economic trajectory – and in answering, many realized they needed change and elected Ronald Reagan as President. In the last few weeks, President Obama has asked the same question …

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