State Unemployment Remains Sky High as Small Businesses Blame Dems’ Policies

July 22, 2011

FYI, a similar version of this release below went out to the following districts: Jason Altmire (PA-04), Sanford Bishop (GA-02), Tim Bishop (NY-01), Dennis Cardoza (CA-18), Lois Capps (CA-23), Russ Carnahan (MO-03), Kathy Castor (FL-11), Ben Chandler (KY-06), David Cicilline (RI-01), Jim Cooper (TN-05), Jim Costa (CA-20), Jerry Costello (IL-12), Mark Critz (PA-12), Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Raul Grijalva (AZ-07), Brian Higgins (NY-27), Jim Himes (CT-04), Ruben Hinojosa (TX-15), Kathy Hochul (NY-26), Tim Holden (PA-17), Rush Holt (NJ-12), Steve Israel (NY-02), Bill Keating (MA-10), Dale Kildee (MI-05), Ron Kind (WI-03), Larry Kissell (NC-08), Rick Larsen (WA-02), Jim Matheson (UT-02), Carolyn McCarthy (NY-04), Mike McIntyre (NC-07), Jerry McNerney (CA-11), Michael Michaud (ME-02), Brad Miller (NC-13), Bill Owens (NY-23), Frank Pallone (NJ-06), Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Gary Peters (MI-09), Collin Peterson (MN-07), Chellie Pingree (ME-01), David Price (NC-04), Nick Rahall (WV-03), Mike Ross (AR-04), Loretta Sanchez (CA-47), Kurt Schrader (OR-05), Heath Shuler (NC-11), Adam Smith (WA-09), Betty Sutton (OH-13), John Tierney (MA-06), Niki Tsongas (MA-05), Pete Visclosky (IN-01), Tim Walz (MN-01), David Wu (OR-01), John Yarmuth (KY-03)

North Carolina Unemployment Rises Higher as Small Businesses Blame Shuler’s Policies
Small Businesses Say North Carolina Democrat’s Failed Big-Government Policies Are Still Stifling Job Creation Efforts

Washington — With unemployment in North Carolina rising to 9.9% in June, it is clear that middle-class families are still struggling in this terrible economy. In spite of these dismal numbers, Heath Shuler continues to advocate for the same big-government policies small businesses are condemning for directly crushing their desperately needed job creation efforts.

“The continuing dismal state of the economy and complaints from small businesses should have been a huge wake-up call for Heath Shuler a long time ago,” said NRCC Communications Director Paul Lindsay. “Instead of acting quickly to institute the pro-growth policies that middle-class families in North Carolina need, Shuler is still pushing for even more taxing, spending, borrowing and red tape that stifle the ability for small businesses to create jobs.”

North Carolina unemployment rose even higher to 9.9% in June. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 7/22/11)

A recent U.S. Chamber of Commerce survey of small businesses shows blame for the lack of job creation opportunities is leveled directly at the Democrats’ failed big-government policies:

“When it comes to hiring, the engines of job growth — small businesses — are sitting idle. Almost two-thirds of small business owners said they will keep the same number of employees for the next year, according to the Small Business Outlook Survey released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Monday.”

“More than eight out of 10 small business owners said the U.S. economy is ‘on the wrong track,’ the survey said.”

“The country’s growing debt and deficit, healthcare reform law, over regulation, and high taxes also topped the worry lists of small business owners, according to the survey.”

“Small business owners also overwhelmingly wanted Washington to just ‘get out of the way.'” (Catherine Clifford, “Small business hiring outlook weak,” CNNMoney, 7/11/11)

In the wake of even more disappointing economic news, small businesses continue to decry Heath Shuler’s harmful policies, which will make the bad economy even worse. However, Shuler has still shown no signs of abandoning the job-destroying spending spree that he and his fellow Washington Democrats have championed for years.

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