WASHINGTON - Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on the September jobs report:
"Too many Americans are still struggling for work in today's economy, and for too many families, the last four years has seen declining wages and increasing costs," said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. "High unemployment remains a chronic condition in America, the seriousness of which is measured not simply by one number but by the millions of families trying to make ends meet in an impossible economy."
"Americans cannot afford four more years like the last four years. And as Wednesday night's debate made clear, only one candidate has a plan to take us toward a better future. While Governor Romney has a plan that will create 12 million new jobs, President Obama only has a plan for higher taxes, which will destroy 710,000 jobs. The middle class is crying out for relief, and the president proposes to keep burying them.
"Four years ago, Barack Obama vowed he understood our problems and possessed the solutions. With a massive stimulus, he promised unemployment below 5.5 percent by today. If the number of people in the workforce were the same as when he took office the unemployment rate would be nearly 11 percent.
"After four long years in office, unemployment is still much higher than the standard he set for himself."