FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 6, 2012
Iowa GOP Chairman Responds
to Unemployment Numbers
DES MOINES, Iowaâ€“Â Today the Republican Party of Iowa released the following statement from Iowa GOP Chairman A.J. Spiker in response to the June unemployment figures from the Department of Labor:
â€œThe latest unemployment figures demonstrate President Obamaâ€™s complete failure on the economy. The second quarter was the worst quarter of job creation in two years. The unemployment rate has now been over 8% for 41 straight months. The unemployment rate among 18-29 year-olds, who showed overwhelming support for the President in 2008, is a dismal 12.8%. This, at a time when our nationâ€™s young people are graduating with record amounts of college debt and are being forced by the Obama economy to move back home with mom and dad.
â€œPresident Obamaâ€™s policies of higher taxes, more debt and greater regulation are simply not working which is why Iowa, a state that had 110,000 more Democrats than Republicans when President Obama was inaugurated, is now a state with 21,000 more Republicans than Democrats. The Republican Party of Iowa will be working tirelessly in the coming months to reach out to as many disaffected Democrats as possible in order to grow our party and turn Iowa completely red this fall.â€