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Boehner Asks Again: 'Where Are The Jobs?'
This morning's word that just 18,000 jobs were added to payrolls last month and that the unemployment rate ticked up to 9.2 percent from 9.1 percent in May has opened the door for more questions from Republicans about the effectiveness of Democratic President Obama's attempts to boost the economy.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) leads the way with this string of messages on his official Twitter page:
— "The June unemployment report has Americans asking once again: where are the jobs?"
— "We need serious reforms that restrain future spending & spending cuts that exceed any debt limit hike #4jobs – not tax hikes."
-- "Need to enact GOP plan #4jobs (see it at Jobs.GOP.gov). A Balanced Budget Amendment will help, too."
The president is due to make a statement about the jobs report — which was much worse than economists expected — at 10:35 a.m. ET.