Defensive job hiring numbers dominate unemployment report

Nov. 2, 2012, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement on the October unemployment report:

“Today’s government unemployment report is meaningless and too late to save Obama.  The 22 million people who are unemployed or underemployed and their friends know their economic situation, and the only numbers that matter are the number of this group who vote on Nov. 6.  Will these millions of people vote to continue forward down a road of government dependency, or vote to break the soft chains that social welfare programs create?  Will they vote to extend benefits, or to have an economic policy that grows private sector jobs, and their personal opportunities to achieve their dreams?  How America votes on Nov. 6 will determine if in four years Obama’s new normal will take hold through the creation of a permanent dependency class, or if Americans will have a chance to thrive and compete based upon their initiative, hard work and ability?  No government-concocted reports will change this stark choice facing our nation.  It is decision time.

“One area in the report that sticks out like a sore thumb is that only 21,000 of the total number of jobs reported to have been created were in industries that create anything.  The rest are service industry jobs, many of which appear to be more related to protecting a company from the effects of government regulations than actually increasing a company’s financial health.  Defensive hiring to deal with big government is not healthy, as it is just another drag on businesses ability to fund expansion that results in real job growth.”

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