clear
Tuesday June 30th, 2015 3:42PM

Clinton: GOP has tried to keep jobless rate high

By The Associated Press
PARMA, Ohio (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton says Republicans have tried to keep the nation's unemployment rate high for political gain.

Campaigning in Ohio for President Barack Obama, Clinton says the GOP was "crushed" when the jobless rate fell to 7.8 percent last month. He says Republicans nearly managed to keep it above 8 percent "all the way to the election. But they failed."

Clinton didn't say specifically what he thought Republicans had done to try to keep unemployment above 8 percent.

The former president also criticized some Republicans who suggested the most recent unemployment figures were rigged. When the unemployment rate was higher, Clinton says Republicans considered it like "Scripture."

He spoke at a campaign appearance with rocker Bruce Springsteen.
  • Associated Categories: Business News, Politics
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Fiscal cliff may determine gas prices at start of 2013
Retail gas prices climb as 2012 comes to end. While gas prices are likely to rise into next year, whether or not a deal is made to avoid the fiscal cliff will determine if prices continue on an upward trend.
6:18AM ( 2 years ago )
Business News
Illinois Sen. Kirk to return a year after stroke
Nearly a year after a stroke left him barely able to move the left side of his body, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is expected to climb the 45 steps to the Senate's front door this week - a walk that's significant not just for Illinois' junior senator, but also for medical researchers and hundreds of thousands of stroke patients.
3:54PM ( 2 years ago )
Obama wants gun violence measures passed in '13
Recalling the shooting rampage that killed 20 first graders as the worst day of his presidency, President Barack Obama pledged to put his "full weight" behind legislation aimed at preventing gun violence.
3:52PM ( 2 years ago )
Maine same-sex couples marry in first hours of law
After waiting years and seeing marriage rights nearly awarded and then retracted, gay couples in Maine's largest city didn't have to wait a moment longer than necessary to wed, with licenses issued at the stroke of midnight Friday as a new state law went into effect.
8:02AM ( 2 years ago )
Politics
US stocks rebound from slump as investors follow Greek drama
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks gained on Tuesday afternoon, rebounding from big losses a day earlier, as investors followed the latest negotiations between the Greek government and its creditors. Greece'...
2:53PM ( 48 minutes ago )
O say can you breathe? Fireworks pollute air, study says
NEW YORK (AP) — July Fourth fireworks fill the skies across the nation with more than sparkling bursts of color. They spew pollution, too.A study of 315 locations around the country found that the hol...
2:18PM ( 1 hour ago )
Kipper Tools, local and state leaders celebrate successful military relationship
When the U.S. military needs an assortment of mechanical tools and supplies, put together in kit-form, for specialized jobs being done around the world by our armed forces, it has repeatedly turned to Kipper Tools in Gainesville to meet the need.
1:50PM ( 1 hour ago )
Dozens of new laws take effect in Ga. tomorrow
Tomorrow brings with it a new year for state government, and dozens of laws that go into effect for the first time.
By The Associated Press
1:31PM ( 2 hours ago )
Boosting overtime: Obama calls for broader coverage
WASHINGTON (AP) — They're called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many...
12:36PM ( 3 hours ago )