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GOP: The American economy is not recovering quick enough

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on the December jobs report Friday morning:

"Although seeing more Americans returning to work is good for our nation, joblessness in America remains painfully and unacceptably high. After three years of Barack Obama's presidency, the American economy is not recovering quick enough.

"President Obama has broken his promise to the American people. He promised he could fix the economy with an $825 billion stimulus that was supposed to keep unemployment below 8 percent. Instead of fixing it, he made things worse—imposing a massive regulatory regime, pushing job-killing mandates, and racking up trillions of dollars in debt.

"America marked yet another devastating milestone this week: the national debt now exceeds annual GDP. Troubling headlines like these serve only to diminish the confidence of businesses and job creators, reducing the number of workers they are willing to hire. It's yet another example of how Obama's reckless policies have imperiled our economy.

"As a result of those policies, families across America are hurting. And instead of working with Republicans to get the economy moving, President Obama is engaged in a full-time re-election campaign, prioritizing his job over jobs for the unemployed. He has no long term vision to fix the economy and no comprehensive plan to get Americans working again. All he offers are occasional gimmicks that create nothing more than campaign photo-ops.

"The American economy cannot afford this any longer, and the American people cannot afford another term of Barack Obama."

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