Iowa GOP Leaders Respond to President Obama’s Statement on the Private Sector

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2012

Iowa GOP Leaders Respond to President Obama’s
Statement on the Private Sector

DES MOINES, Iowa– The Republican Party of Iowa released the following statements from Iowa GOP Chairman A.J. Spiker, Representative Kim Pearson (IA-42), Representative Jason Schultz (IA-55) and National Committeeman Steve Scheffler in response to President Obama’s statement earlier today that “the private sector is doing fine.”

Republican Party of Iowa Chairman A.J. Spiker:

“If the private sector is doing just fine than why are half of all recent college grads struggling to find well-paying jobs? Why has the median household income fallen over $4000 under your watch, Mr. President? The only sector doing fine in this economy is big government. Thankfully in Iowa we have solid Republicans in the Iowa House and Senate who, working with Governor Branstad, have been able to fight back against some of the policies coming from Washington that have been extremely hostile to our private sector job creators.”

Representative Kim Pearson (IA-42):

“The private sector is not doing fine, Mr. President. We have spent countless hours in the Iowa Legislature fighting back against Obamacare, the EPA, and other topdown mandates coming from Washington that only seek to help special interest groups while at the same time hurting Iowa jobs and Iowa families. What the private sector needs is for government to get out of the way so it can create jobs and put Americans back to work. ”

Representative Jason Schultz (IA-55)

“As any Iowa small business owner will tell you, the private sector is not doing fine. President Obama believes that the answer to our economic problems is more government, but his big government policies have reeked havoc on our economy the past three and a half years. After yet another dismal jobs report last week, its time for President Obama to admit that his policies aimed at drastically expanding the size and scope of government have done nothing but stifle job creation and limit economic growth.”

Republican National Committeeman Steve Scheffler

“The private sector is currently struggling under the weight of the mandates, regulations, and taxes thrown on it by Washington. President Obama clearly has no clue about the everyday challenges facing the millions of unemployed Americans in the current economy. We need real leadership that will look to the private sector, not the government, in order to create the jobs this country desperately needs.”

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