[Oshkosh, WI…] Oshkosh manufacturer and United States Senate candidate Ron Johnson today said a new jobs report released by the US Department of Labor is more confirmation that the $862 billion so-called stimulus bill did not work.
The Labor Department’s report released Friday showed an increase of 431,000 jobs – owed almost entirely to the federal government’s hiring of temporary census workers. In contrast, private sector jobs grew by just 41,000, and the month of May contained the slowest pace of job growth since January.
Johnson said removing capital from the private sector and transferring those dollars to the federal government to pick winners and losers is a losing proposition for taxpayers and families struggling to find jobs.
“This report is more evidence that Washington politicians simply have their heads buried in the sand when it comes to job creation. Running up our federal debt and blowing hundreds of billions of dollars on more government programs is not how to stimulate America’s economy,” said Johnson. “We need new leaders in Washington that will have the courage to cut spending and taxes, and provide incentives for Main Street to grow and prosper.”
Johnson, 55, owns PACUR, Inc., an Oshkosh-based manufacturing facility that specializes in a variety of plastics manufacturing for medical, commercial and industrial purposes.calendar