As Unemployment Rises,
Five Policy Changes to Encourage Job Growth
As Every New York Metropolitan Area Reports Higher Unemployment in June
New York, New York – Unemployment rose to 8.3% today — more proof that the Obama-Gillibrand liberal policies are not keeping up with basic population growth, let alone providing relief to the 12.7 million Americans who are unemployed and looking for work.
U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long called for five federal policy changes that would inspire business confidence and create conditions for sustained private sector job growth.
Long said, “Today’s jobs report is more proof that American job creation is just treading water. The Gillibrand-Obama confiscatory tax policies are disproportionately affecting New York, causing us to trail the nation in job growth and dashing the hopes and dreams of our young people.”
Long said, “As Senator, I will advance five policy changes that would jump start job growth and encourage private sector confidence:
1. Repeal Dodd-Frank to promote the hiring of middle and entry-level financial sector employewhile encouraging consumer lending.
2. After three years of inaction, reduce spending and deficit by finally passing a budget.
3. Repeal the massive Obamacare tax increases in order to protect small businesses and New York’s medical device manufacturers.
4. End the federal assault on New York’s tax base by locking in lower rates and simplifying the tax code.
5. Finally, adopt a real energy policy that builds the XL pipeline and encourages the development of shale gas.”
Today’s jobs report comes on the heels of data released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Labor revealing that every one of New York’s 13 metropolitan areas registered higher unemployment year over year with the state rate at 9.1% and a New York City rate at 10.3%.
“Whether it’s Main Street or Wall Street, upstate or downstate, New Yorkers’ interests are being sold out, our future mortgaged, and our earning power taxed by a flip-flopping Senator who is a puppet of national special interests in Washington, instead of taking the initiative to help the economy and jobs for New Yorkers,” said U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long.
Elmira, N.Y., which can practically look over the Pennsylvania border to the job boom resulting from the development of shale gas, reported the largest over-the-year jobless rate increase (+1.4 percentage points). Only four other areas in the country had increases of at least 1.0 percentage point from a year earlier. That includes Long Island’s jump from 8.6% to 9.6% and New York’s 8.9% to 10.3% jump.
Long added, “Kirsten Gillibrand says she’s ‘fine’ that Obamacare is a tax, she supports raising income taxes on small business owners and suburban and downstate voters, she opposes economic growth through her opposition to the development of shale gas, and she is crippling middle and entry-level financial sector jobs and consumer lending through her support of Dodd-Frank. As Senator, I will work to reverse each and every one of her job killing policies and implement pro-growth, pro-freedom policies instead.
“Also, Kirsten Gillibrand needs to put her mouth where her money is and start debating. She cannot defend her record of failure to New Yorkers, so she’s trying to distract attention by hosting women’s book clubs. I sugest for her next book she read “Capitalism and Freedom” or even “Free to Choose” by Milton Friedman.”