ALG - Fewer Americans employed now than when Obama took office

Sept. 7, 2012, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today responded to the August unemployment report:

"86,000 fewer Americans have a job today than when Obama took office in January 2009.  That is the indisputable fact that this Administration cannot deny in any media spin.  In August alone, another 580,000 people left the workforce entirely.  That's more than half a million people giving up hope of finding the American dream in Obama's economy last month alone.

"These are not just bad numbers; they are disastrous for our nation.  While the top-line drop of the unemployment rate may seem like a positive.  It is entirely driven by people leaving the workforce.  In August alone, 119,000 fewer Americans have a job. 

"Going forward with the failed Obama economic plan is a recipe for economic suicide, and August's jobs report, no matter the spin or manipulation, is just another proof point that this President's policies have damaged our nation's economy more than anyone since Jimmy Carter."

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