Sen Clinton Statement on August Jobs Report

“Alongside continued weakness in wages, healthcare and housing, today’s disappointing jobs number is only the most recent indication that the Bush Administration’s simplistic supply-side economic strategy is not working for working Americans.

“On President Bush’s watch, seven million more Americans have joined the ranks of the uninsured, nearly five million people have fallen into poverty, typical household income has fallen nearly $1,000, our national debt has increased 55 percent, and we face a growing crisis in the housing market and a yawning gap between the richest Americans and everyone else.

“For seven long years, the economic hardships facing hardworking middle class families have been invisible to this administration. But the job struggles of these families aren’t invisible to me, and when we take back the White House, they will no longer be invisible to the President of the United States."