Friday, August 6, 2010

Politico-Speaker Pelosi Blames Bush and GOP for Unemployment

Nancy Pelosi/AP
(Story reported by Jake Sherman)

Republicans are “fighting against the economic recovery every step of the way,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday after worse-than-expected job numbers were released.

Pelosi also took a shot at former President George W. Bush, saying the 71,000 private-sector jobs added to the economy in July is a “sharp turnaround from the 700,000 jobs per month lost under President Bush.”

Nowhere in the statement, though, does Pelosi characterize what exactly she makes of the jobless numbers.
“Today’s report shows our teachers, police officers, firefighters, and nurses are still feeling the worst of the Bush recession — while Republican leaders demean them as ‘special interests’ and try to block legislation that will grow our economy,” Pelosi said.

(click here to read the full story on the Politico website)

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