Government Jobs Account for 95 Percent of May Job Increases

Published: Jun 4, 2010

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today released the following statement regarding new job numbers for the month of May that report that of the 431,000 jobs “created”, 411,000 (95 %) were a result of temporary census worker hiring’s by the Federal Government:

 “It’s clear that the only thing benefiting from the economic policies of the Obama Administration and the Democratic Congress is the government. Trillions of dollars of deficit spending have failed to live-up to the Administration’s promise of long-term, full-time job creation.  They have been long on promises, long on rhetoric but short on results.  The current plan of deficit spending while ignoring the root causes of our economic meltdown like Fannie/Freddie has stagnated job growth and jeopardized the future solvency of our nation’s economic.”