CAMPAIGNER-IN-CHIEF BACK IN NEW YORK FOR MONEY GRAB
New Yorkers Ask: Where are the jobs?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Becky Miller
ALBANY, NY…July 30, 2012 — Today New York State Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox commented on President Obama’s fundraising trip to New York:
“Once again, we welcome President Obama to New York, where unemployment in both New York City (9.6%) and New York State (8.9%) remains above the national rate.
“And once again, we wish the President were here to discuss job creation and economic growth, but it appears he’s ‘got a lot on his plate,’” Cox said. “It’s been six months since President Obama’s Jobs Council last met publicly – during which time he’s attended well over 100 fundraisers and played 11 rounds of golf.
“Instead of focusing on creating jobs, the Campaigner-in-Chief is focused on saving his own with a $40,000 per person fundraiser tonight at a ritzy Manhattan hotel.” Cox continued, “And if that weren’t enough, tomorrow, Obama Crony-in-Chief, Valerie Jarrett will hold another swanky fundraiser with “The Good Wife,” Julianna Margulies.
“Last week, President Obama remarkably claimed, “We tried our plan – and it worked,” despite the fact that our economy grew at an anemic 1.5% last quarter. With more than 23 million Americans out of work, underemployed, or given up looking for work altogether, it is clear President Obama’s failed economic policies not only didn’t work, they made matters worse.
“After four years of failed economic policies, trillions of dollars in new debt, and massive government expansion and overreach, Americans are yearning for a President who understands how a free-market economy works and who respects the small-business owners and entrepreneurs who create jobs.
“Americans want a President who believes in an “opportunity society led by free people and free enterprise,” not a President who belittles hardworking small-business owners, telling them, “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build it. Someone else made that happen.”
“Americans want a President who will encourage opportunity and economic growth, who will foster innovation and entrepreneurship, not a President who attacks the risk takers and job creators who have help build this Country. Come November, Americans will elect Mitt Romney as President.”