(WASHINGTON) -- Some Republicans reacted Friday to the good jobs news by blaming Democrats for the fact that the unemployment rate is still too high.
As Speaker of the House John Boehner put it Friday morning, “Washington needs to do more to end the uncertainty plaguing job creators.”
“Even with this good news, far too many people remain out of work,” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said.
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, had a different approach, lauding the job growth and saying that Republicans deserve credit for it because the growth trend has accelerated since Congress extended the Bush tax cuts in December in a deal Republicans struck with the White House.
“Since Republicans convinced our colleagues across the aisle not to raise taxes,” Cornyn said in a written statement, “America has added nearly 650,000 jobs and the unemployment rate has dropped from 9.4 percent to 8.8 percent.”
Cornyn also added the economy still needs to improve.
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