Unemployment Remains Unacceptably High as Democrats Cling to Failed Policies

May 6, 2011

FYI, a similar version of this release below went out to the following districts: Jason Altmire (PA-04), John Barrow (GA-12), Sanford Bishop (GA-02), Tim Bishop (NY-01), Dan Boren (OK-02), Leonard Boswell (IA-03), Bruce Braley (IA-01), Dennis Cardoza (CA-18), Russ Carnahan (MO-03), Ben Chandler (KY-06), Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Jim Cooper (TN-05), Jim Costa (CA-20), Mark Critz (PA-12), Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Joe Donnelly (IN-02), Raul Grijalva (AZ-07), Martin Heinrich (NM-01), Brian Higgins (NY-27), Jim Himes (CT-04), Ruben Hinojosa (TX-15), Tim Holden (PA-17), Rush Holt (NJ-12), Jay Inslee (WA-01), Steve Israel (NY-02), Bill Keating (MA-10), Dale Kildee (MI-05), Ron Kind (WI-03), Larry Kissell (NC-08), Rick Larsen (WA-02), David Loebsack (IA-02), Jim Matheson (UT-02), Carolyn McCarthy (NY-04), Mike McIntyre (NC-07), Jerry McNerney (CA-11), Michael Michaud (ME-02), Brad Miller (NC-13), Bill Owens (NY-23), Frank Pallone (NJ-06), Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Gary Peters (MI-09), Collin Peterson (MN-07), Chellie Pingree (ME-01), David Price (NC-04), Nick Rahall (WV-03), Mike Ross (AR-04), Loretta Sanchez (CA-47), Kurt Schrader (OR-05), Heath Shuler (NC-11), Adam Smith (WA-09), Betty Sutton (OH-13), John Tierney (MA-06), Niki Tsongas (MA-05), Pete Visclosky (IN-01), Tim Walz (MN-01), Anthony Weiner (NY-09), David Wu (OR-01), John Yarmuth (KY-03)

Unemployment Remains Unacceptably High as Bishop Clings to Failed Policies
New York Democrat Fights to Protect Big Spending Status Quo, Keep Borrowing from China

Washington — While numbers released today suggest we could be doing much more to promote economic recovery, Tim Bishop continues to reject proposed policies that would help spur job creation, instead throwing his support behind legislation that would only hinder a speedy recovery. As families across New York tighten their belts due to the bad economy, Bishop has once again failed to do the same as he continues to spend money we don’t have and borrow it from countries like China.

“With unemployment at 9.0% nationally, Democrats like Tim Bishop should be taking a stand against the failed policies they supported, not vowing to continue them,” said NRCC Communications Director Paul Lindsay. “Bishop for too long has toed the party line and in doing so, neglected middle class families burdened with debt. Instead of taking real steps forward to address the issues at hand, such as putting the economy on a real path to recovery, Tim Bishop is once again siding with fellow Democrats in DC and has turned his back on families in New York.”

Unemployment in April rose to 9.0%:

“Still, unemployment increased slightly from the 8.8 percent in March. It was the first increase since November.” (Jeannine Aversa, “Data hints at slowdown in job creation,” Associated Press, 05/06/2011)

Economists say the recovery is still failing to meet expectations:

“The data is not consistent with the type of growth numbers that are anticipated for the economy over the balance of the year,” said Steven Ricchiuto, chief economist at Mizuho Securities in New York.” (Lucia Mutikani, “Data hints at slowdown in job creation,” Reuters, 05/05/2011)

As the economy and job creation continue to remain a top priority for Americans, it is clear that Tim Bishop, by supporting policies championed by Democratic Party leaders, has a different set priorities than those of whom he represents.

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