Rep. Walsh Issues Statement on Revised Q2 Growth

From the office of Rep. Joe Walsh (R, Illinois 8th District)…

“The last four years of big government and reckless spending haven’t worked.”

WASHINGTON – Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-08) released the following statement today after the Department of Commerce reported that the economy only grew at 1.3 percent in the second quarter of the year, below the previously reported rate of 1.7 percent.

“American families don’t need the Department of Commerce to tell them that the economy hasn’t recovered, they already know it. As Chairman of the Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access, I’ve been hearing over and over again how hard American families and small businesses are struggling.

“This meager second quarter growth rate only confirms what we’ve known all along: the last four years of big government and reckless spending haven’t worked. It’s imperative that Washington come together and create some certainty for American businesses and families. How can American businesses grow and hire more employees, if they have no idea what to expect from Washington on taxes and regulations?

“This is not something that can wait until January or the new election. It’s time to reach across the aisle now, put a moratorium on new regulations, and extend current tax rates for small businesses.”

About Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's and,,,,, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. Warner is also the editor of the Midwest Editor for He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on He is also the owner and operator of Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. "The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson
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