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Rep. Debbie Phillips: GOP's Economic Priorities Highlight What's Wrong With Our Economy

Stagnant job growth is nothing to praise
December 18, 2013
Democratic Newsroom

Today, Gov. Kasich, Speaker Batchelder and President Faber spoke to members of the business community during a year-in-review speech at the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. State Rep. Debbie Phillips (D-Athens) released the following statement in response to today’s speech:

“Ohio is 44th in the nation for job creation; unemployment is at 7.5 percent-- significantly higher than the national average. Governor Kasich and Ohio’s GOP elected officials need an economic reality check. Instead of prioritizing millionaires and special interests, Ohio needs to grow our economy by putting working and middle class families first.  What we heard today is more of the same failed trickle-down policies, which knocked Ohio back down just when we were starting on the road to recovery.”