Ranking Member Mike Lee on September Jobs Report
WASHINGTON—Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee, made the following statement on this morning’s jobs report issued by the U.S. Department of Labor:
“This month’s addition of 194,000 jobs underscores the continued uncertainty holding back our economic recovery. America’s families are feeling the power of their paycheck shrink day by day. Workers are struggling to find jobs that fit their skills, and businesses are struggling to find willing workers.”
“Unfortunately, tax increases and runaway spending will not result in more jobs or better pay for Americans. These policies will likely have the opposite effect, fueling continued inflation that risks undermining Americans’ ability to build for the future.”
“Our economy is still recovering. Now is one of the worst times for massive new tax hikes and inflationary spending. Instead, Congress should pursue policies that allow more Americans to get back to work.”
The Joint Economic Committee is Congress’s bicameral economic research center and home of the Social Capital Project, led by Ranking Member Mike Lee.