Every budget the President has submitted never balances. We agree with his talk of cutting wasteful spending and producing a responsible budget, but he can’t walk the walk.
1 in 4 Americans – that’s a lot
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 ...
Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) Delivers the Weekly Republican Address
August 31, 2013
In this week’s address, Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) discusses the struggles of American small business owners and the roadblocks they face from Washington. From President Obama’s unaffordable health care law to delaying construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, the policies stifling job creation must stop. House Republicans offer a plan to break down the roadblocks ...
Household income hasn’t changed — but everything else is more expensive
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 ...
What the September jobs report tells us (hint: it’s not good)
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 ...