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Pelosi Calls 3.7 Million New Jobs A ‘Brewing Storm’

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Last week’s job report showed more than 177,000 new jobs were created in June. Latino and black unemployment remain at record lows, and consumer confidence is hovering at an 18 year high.

Despite these positive indicators, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says this all adds up to a “brewing storm.”

“June jobs numbers show what is at stake from the brewing storm of rising health costs, spiraling trade uncertainty and an economy being hollowed out to enrich big corporations and the wealthiest 1 percent,” the former Speaker of the House wrote in a prepared statement on Friday. “America should be taking strong, smart and strategic action against unfair trade policies, not recklessly antagonizing our allies and inviting retaliation against the men and women of American farming and manufacturing.”

Pelosi says the American people deserve better than the “raw deal they are getting from the cynical Republican special interest agenda.”

President Donald Trump saw things differently. On Friday, the president tweeted, “JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!” He also retweeted a Secretary Acosta’s meme that was captioned with, “Since the @POTUS’s election, 3.7 million jobs have been created.”

Here is the full text of the Pelosi statement:

“June jobs numbers show what is at stake from the brewing storm of rising health costs, spiraling trade uncertainty and an economy being hollowed out to enrich big corporations and the wealthiest 1 percent.

“Six months after receiving their windfall from the GOP tax scam for the rich, Corporate America is on track to spend $1 trillion on dividends and stock buybacks, while announcing tens of thousands of layoffs, refusing to give workers a raise and raising costs for families. Meanwhile, hard-working farmers, factory workers and families across the nation are reeling from retaliatory tariffs and trade uncertainty. America should be taking strong, smart and strategic action against unfair trade policies, not recklessly antagonizing our allies and inviting retaliation against the men and women of American farming and manufacturing.

“The American people deserve so much better than the raw deal they are getting from the cynical Republican special interest agenda. Democrats know that the American people deserve A Better Deal, with Better Jobs, Better Wages and a Better Future. Democrats will never stop fighting for the hard-working middle class families who are the backbone of our nation.”

E. Brian Rose is the founder of Top Conservative and host of The EBR Show, a live call-in program syndicated on various sites across the Internet. He is a combat Veteran of the Somalia and Bosnia conflicts, best selling author, and former Republican candidate for U.S Congress.

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