House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp has lashed out at the government’s chief economic adviser for claiming spending cuts under the sequester have harmed job creation.
Instead, “the continued failure of the administration’s policies to promote the job growth Americans need has forced the administration to repeatedly try to place the blame elsewhere,” the Michigan Republican told Newsmax.
“The fact is nearly half of the Federal Reserve regional banks say that Obamacare is contributing to reduced hiring and continued economic uncertainty.”
“Given the drag it is having on our economy, it is clear that Obamacare is where we should be focusing our attention,” he said.
Camp’s comments came after White House Council of Economic Advisers chairman Jason Furman spelled out the administration’s case that the recent government shutdown was a “self-inflicted wound” that cost the economy jobs.
Along with the shutdown, sequestration cuts that automatically kicked in last spring were harming job creation, claimed Furman. His remarks came as the administration announced that 146,000 jobs, a disappointing total, were added to the economy in September.