Pelosi Statement on July Jobs Report

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Department of Labor reported that workers’ wages increased only 0.3 percent over the past month, and the economy created 157,000 jobs, below job growth in May and June:

“July’s jobs report shows that the wealthiest 1 percent and big corporations continue to hoard the benefits of the GOP Tax Scam for the rich, while American workers are denied the bigger paychecks they deserve.

“Hard-working Americans continue to be stuck paying the price for the Republicans’ special interest agenda.  Families are drowning under the weight of stagnant wages, higher health costs from the GOP sabotage and skyrocketing prescription drug prices from the same Big Pharma companies that were just handed massive tax breaks.  Now, even after exploding the deficit with their completely unpaid-for $2 trillion tax breaks of the GOP Tax Scam for the rich, Republicans are now trying to bend or break the law to hand another $100 billion tax break to the wealthiest 1 percent, all at the expense of working and middle class families.

“The American people deserve so much better than the raw deal they are getting from the cynical Republican special interest agenda. Democrats are fighting to deliver A Better Deal For The People, with a plan to lower health costs and prescription drug prices, increase Americans’ pay through strong economic growth by rebuilding America and clean up corruption to make Washington work for the people.”

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