Austan Goolsbee: ...Despite headwinds from high energy prices and disruptions from the disaster in Japan, the last three months of private job gains have been the strongest in five years. While the solid pace of employment growth in recent months is encouraging, faster growth is needed to replace the jobs lost in the downturn. We are seeing signs that the initiatives put in place by this Administration – such as the payroll tax cut and business incentives for investment – are creating the conditions for companies to add new jobs and foster the industries of the future. We will continue to work with Congress to find ways to reduce spending, so that we can live within our means without neglecting the investments in education, infrastructure, and clean energy that will strengthen our economy.
Yes, jobs, jobs, jobs. Something the Republican party ran on in November 2010, but judging by the votes taken in the House of Representatives so far, you'd think they ran on abortion, abortion, abortion.
Here's Speaker John Boehner's tweet today, trying to tamp down the best jobs numbers in FIVE YEARS.