PA GOP Statement Regarding Labor Day

HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding Labor Day.

“Today, our country celebrates the greatness of the American workforce,” Gleason said. “America is based on the principle of economic opportunity, and it is up to us to stand up for the men and women who work every day to support themselves and their families.

“Donald Trump has made the American worker the central focus of this presidential campaign. Unlike Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump knows how to create jobs. After the damage the Obama-Clinton agenda has done to our economy, we need Donald Trump to help put our country back to work and make America great again.”

Pennsylvanians Are Making Less Money Under Obama

During The Obama Administration, Median Household Income In Pennsylvania Has Fallen $1,348, From $56,521 In 2008 To $55,173 In 2014. (Census, Accessed 9/16/2015)

Pennsylvanians Are Living In Poverty Under Obama

Under Obama, The Poverty Rate In Pennsylvania Has Increased By 1.5 Percentage Points, From 11.0 Percent In 2008 To 12.5 Percent In 2014. (Census, Accessed 9/16/2015)

  • Under Obama, 246,000 More People In Pennsylvania Have Fallen Into Poverty, An Increase Of 18.4 Percent. (Census, Accessed 9/16/2015)

Pennsylvanians Are Living Off Of Food Stamps Under Obama

Under Obama, The Number Of People In Pennsylvania Receiving Food Stamps Has Increased By 43 Percent, From 1,299,743 In January 2009 To 1,860,827 In May 2016. (USDA Food And Nutrition Service, Accessed 8/24/2016)

Between 2009 And 2014, Thirty-Eight Cities In Pennsylvania Reported Significant Increases In The Number Of People Receiving Food Stamps. “Between 2010-2014 and the previous five-year period, 38 cities in the state reported significant changes — all increases — in the number of people receiving food stamps/SNAP benefits.” (“Study Shows Increase In Poverty Rates Here,” The Express, 12/9/2015)

But Hillary Gave The Obama Administration An “A” For Its Overall Performance

In October 2015, Clinton Gave The Obama Administration An “A” For Its Overall Performance, Specifically Citing Obama’s Economic Policies. QUESTIONER: “As for President Obama himself, what letter grade would you give his administration?” CLINTON: “I’d give him an ‘A.’ I don’t think he gets the credit he deserves for saving our economy from falling into a great depression, for saving the auto industry which represents millions of jobs up and down the supply chain, for beginning the crackdown on Wall Street abuses with Dodd-Frank, for getting the Affordable Care Act passed, for really being as responsive as he could possibly be given the obstructionism that he faced with the Republicans in Congress.” (Hillary Clinton, Remarks In An Interview With The Boston Globe, Keene, NH, 10/17/2015)