Sep 24, 2014

The Recovery That Never Quite Comes

The Obama Administration may like to tell people that the economy is recovering. But for hardworking Americans, things haven’t improved.

A report by the U.S. Department of Commerce found that median household income in the U.S. was $51,939 in 2013. That’s 8 percent lower than median household income in 2007 before the recession started. The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that there are 7.3 million Americans working part time jobs who want to work full time jobs.

The Obama economy just isn’t cutting it for hardworking Americans.

That’s why the House has passed over 45 jobs bills that are now sitting and waiting in the Senate. The House even passed a package of bipartisan jobs bills that will spur innovation, provide tax relief, and pull back regulation that is stopping economic growth.

Republicans and Democrats in the House have worked together to pass real solutions for America’s continued economic problems. It’s long past time the Senate consider those bills and the President sign them into law.