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Statement By John McCain on Today's Jobs Report

May 02, 2008

ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain today issued the following statement on the jobs report:

"Today's job numbers are another clear indication of the economic challenges facing our country. With Americans hurting, we must act to strengthen our economy for families and small businesses. We must help Americans now through gas tax relief, which provides immediate relief from rising energy prices. We must also help those facing home foreclosure by enacting a HOME plan. At the same time, we need to act to lower taxes, streamline regulation, lower health care costs, ensure energy independence and open foreign markets. To help those who have lost jobs, we must focus on promoting effective worker re-training programs.

"The wrong course for our country would be to follow Senators Obama and Clinton and their siren songs of higher taxes, bigger government, greater isolationism and a government-run health care system."

John McCain, Statement By John McCain on Today's Jobs Report Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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