Wait, it’s Romney’s fault?
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is out with a scathing statement attacking Mitt Romney and “his Republican allies in Congress” on the June jobs report.
“The cruel reality is Mitt Romney and his Republican allies in Congress are willing to sabotage the recovery in the hope of scoring political points against the President,” said Trumka, whose union endorsed President Obama earlier this year.
Trumka acknowledged the slow jobs growth reflected in Friday’s report, which showed unemployment unchanged at 8.2 percent.
“For America’s working people, the economy is simply not delivering right now,” he said. “The trend of slow job growth is both frustrating and heartbreaking. The economy added only 80,000 net new jobs last month — not nearly enough to bring unemployment down and fuel a robust recovery.”