Congressman Crawford Statement on May Jobs Report

Jun 03, 2011
Economy
Press

Congressman Rick Crawford (R-Ark.) released the following statement regarding the latest employment figures released by the U.S. Department of Labor:

“The abysmal May jobs report is just another link in a disappointing chain of bad economic news. The rise in unemployment is proof President Obama’s plan to spend our way out of an economic crisis is just plain bad policy.  As a small business owner, I know to restore faith in our economy we need a long term economic plan that focuses on reducing our national debt, encourages private-sector job creation, and reforms the way Washington does business. An economic plan that lowers taxes, reduces burdensome regulations on small businesses and farms, and stops smothering future generations with mounds of suffocating debt. America can pull itself out of this economic hole if the government stops obstructing growth.”

Congressman Rick Crawford is the first Republican elected to represent Arkansas’s First Congressional District since Reconstruction.  He serves on the Agriculture and Transportation & Infrastructure Committees. Rick and his wife Stacy, both ASU alumni, reside in Jonesboro with their two children.

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