How Will Foster Stand Up for the Forgotten American Workers Struggling Under Obama’s Failed Policies?

From the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC)…

Big-Government Washington Democrat Policies Leave National Unemployment at 8.1 Percent Causing Many to Simply Stop Looking

Washington — The April national unemployment rate was announced today at the crippling rate of 8.1 percent, making it increasingly clear that the Washington Democrat agenda that Bill Foster is running to defend has failed. For another painful month, forgotten workers in Illinois will have to bear the burden of the struggling economy while Foster’s party leaders point fingers to distract from their years of failed leadership in Washington.

“The House Democrat caucus Bill Foster is trying to join has been a rubber stamp for President Obama’s big-government agenda that has placed the burden of its failure on Illinois’ forgotten workers,” said NRCC Communications Director Paul Lindsay. “As Foster runs on the Washington Democrats’ failing agenda this election year, voters will be holding them accountable for their lagging economy and the massive debt they have left on future generations.”

In April, the national unemployment rate remained unacceptably high at 8.1 percent. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 5/4/2012)

Long-term unemployment remains “astonishingly high” as the percentage of Americans looking for work fell to its lowest levels in 30 years:

“In April, the percentage of adults working or looking for work fell to the lowest level in more than 30 years. Many have become discouraged about their prospects. More than 5 million Americans have been unemployed for six months or longer, an astonishingly high number almost three years into a recovery.” (Christopher S. Rugaber, “US hiring slows sharply with just 115K jobs added,” Associated Press, 5/4/12)

Since President Obama took office, working families have seen their incomes plummet:

“As a candidate in 2008, Obama blamed the reversals largely on the policies of Bush and other Republicans. He cited census figures showing that median income for working-age households — those headed by someone younger than 65 — had dropped more than $2,000 after inflation during the first seven years of Bush’s time in office.

“Yet real median household income in March was down $4,300 since Obama took office in January 2009 and down $2,900 since the June 2009 start of the economic recovery, according to an analysis of census data by Sentier Research, an economic- consulting firm in Annapolis, Maryland.” (Mike Dorning, “Obama Fails to Stem Middle-Class Slide He Blamed on Bush,” Bloomberg, 4/30/12)

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One Response to How Will Foster Stand Up for the Forgotten American Workers Struggling Under Obama’s Failed Policies?

  1. Bill Baar says:

    Foster was one of the wealthiest Reps while in Congress with a family fortune built upon a non-Union shop in Wisconsin. He’s going to need to square that experience of prosperity with the devastating Democrat job killing policies he’s advocating.