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As job growth remains weak, Price pushes for American Jobs Act (audio)

Posted By Clayton Henkel On October 7, 2011 @ 9:44 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

New figures released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show the economy added 103,000 new jobs [1] in September. But the increase was not enough to move the nation’s unemployment rate downward, which remains at 9.1 percent.

With a staggering 14 million Americans unemployed, the Obama administration is continuing to press Congress to pass the American Jobs Act.

Congressman David Price [2] has said the $447 billion package [3] will improve the economy by cutting payroll taxes for employees and employers, helping states retain teachers and firefighters, and creating jobs through much-needed infrastructure projects.

Price, who appears on News & Views this weekend, says it’s troubling that Republicans are allowing “blind ideology” to stand in the way of many of the bipartisan proposals included in the jobs plan.

For a preview of Rep. Price’s radio interview with Chris Fitzsimon, click below:

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URLs in this post:

[1] 103,000 new jobs: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

[2] Congressman David Price: http://price.house.gov/

[3] $447 billion package: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/09/08/fact-sheet-american-jobs-act

[4] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy19lFhwRA4

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