Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart: Pelosi, Reid, Obama Policy a Job Killing Nightmare

Oct 2, 2009
Press Release

For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, DC- Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) made the following statement regarding the release of the country’s latest unemployment numbers:  

“Americans are still losing their jobs at a record pace, and rather than focusing on creating real solutions and putting America back to work, the President and his leadership in Congress continue to bring forth proposals that kill job creation.  From passing a tax raising budget, to cap and trade, to a failed stimulus, to tripling the national debt and bringing forth fiscally reckless healthcare proposals, Democratic leadership and the Administration continue to wreak havoc on American families and small businesses.  

“Vice President Biden recently said in his wildest dreams, he never thought the stimulus would work this well.  The so-called stimulus promised to cap unemployment at 8% and immediately create 3.5 million jobs, but has proven to be a dismal failure.   Biden’s wildest dreams cannot masquerade the real life nightmare that millions of Americans are living as they continue losing their jobs.  

“It is time to get serious about improving our nation’s economy and stop the borrowing and spending spree that has gotten us to this point,” said Diaz-Balart.   

Today the U.S. Department of Labor announced that unemployment has reached 9.8%, a record 26-year high.  In Florida, the unemployment rate is well past the national average, at 10.7%, a 70% increase in the last year.