Alexander Says Administration Is “Throwing a Big Wet Blanket Over Private-Sector Job Creation”

Posted on June 3, 2011

WASHINGTON – Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate increased to 9.1 percent:
“Unemployment stays high because the Obama agenda keeps throwing a big wet blanket over private-sector job creation: $4 gasoline and high-cost energy, too many regulations, too much debt, too many czars, higher taxes, health care mandates, undermining right-to-work laws, and slow-walking trade agreements. The Senate Republican jobs plan would make it easier and cheaper to create private-sector jobs with fewer regulations, less debt, lower taxes, more exports, lower health care costs, simpler Main Street financing, as well as lowering energy costs by finding more American energy and using less foreign oil.”