The Republican Weekly Address was delivered by Senator Rob Portman of Ohio. In the face of 41 straight months of unemployment above 8 percent, President Obama is calling for a tax hike on nearly a million business owners. In the Weekly Republican Address, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) says there’s a better path forward: “The way to an American economic comeback, the way to help those out of work today find a paycheck, is to unleash the forces of job creation in America.”
“I’m Rob Portman, a United States Senator from Ohio.
This week, 13 million Americans won’t go to work, not because they’re on vacation, but because they can’t find jobs.
As a candidate, Barack Obama promised to help these Americans find work.
And exactly three years ago today, he pledged ‘To get this economy back on its feet.’ He said about the economy, ‘Give it to me.’
Well, America did give it to him. We gave him the ability to turn things around. And three years later, the results are in:
Unemployment is over 8 percent for the longest period since the Great Depression. And it’s actually higher than that because so many Americans are so discouraged — they’ve stopped looking for work.