HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding First Lady Michele Obama’s campaign visit to Pennsylvania:
“The First Lady is in Philadelphia today to campaign for the President’s reelection, but her visit is a stark reminder of the President’s failed policies and broken promises. The unemployment rate has now been above 8 percent for 42 straight months. Friday’s jobs report illustrates how Obama has failed to fix the economy and meet his own standards: He promised his massive $831 billion stimulus would create millions of jobs and bring unemployment down to around 5.5 percent by today. Most staggering of all, the real unemployment rate is 15 percent! That means that 15 percent of Americans either can’t find a job, full-time work or have given up even trying to find a job. That is this President’s legacy and the reason he will lose Pennsylvania this fall.
“The bottom line is that Pennsylvanians deserve better leadership in the White House and that is why we are going to elect Gov. Mitt Romney on November 6, 2012.”