Pelosi Slams Sluggish Jobs Report, Saying Trump Policies ‘Hollowing Out’ US Economy

Pelosi Slams Sluggish Jobs Report, Saying Trump Policies ‘Hollowing Out’ US Economy


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Janet Ybarra
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed Donald Trump and his policies for a new federal report which found US employers added a paltry 75,000 jobs in May.

The jobs report, out Friday, is a significant slowdown from the 224,000 jobs added the prior month and indicates potential skittishness over Trump’s imposition of tariffs. The government’s unemployment rate remained at a 50-year low of 3.6 percent. Wage growth was disappointing, however.

“The May jobs report is a disturbing sign that the Administration’s disastrous special interest agenda is hollowing out our economy, fueling instability and jeopardizing the financial security of working families across America,” Pelosi said in a statement.

“While the wealthy and well-connected enjoy massive windfalls from the GOP Tax Scam for the rich, countless hard-working Americans are one unexpected expense away from financial ruin,” Pelosi added. “Families across the country need decisive action to strengthen their health and financial well-being, not more special interest giveaways and reckless threats from the President that threaten to sow chaos in our economy.”

House Democrats are working to move the US economy in a different direction, the speaker said.

“House Democrats are fighting For The People, delivering results on issues that matter in their lives,” Pelosi said. “Our House Majority is acting to lower the price of prescription drugs and protect health benefits for Americans with pre-existing conditions, to raise wages by rebuilding America with bold investments in green, modern, job-creating infrastructure, and to clean up corruption to make Washington work for the public interest, not the special interests.  We will continue to advance progress so that our communities, our economy and our nation can grow and thrive.”

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