Jul 10, 2012
Archer Puts Personal Political Ambitions Ahead of Jobs for Iowans
John Archer (IA-02) is playing politics with last week’s announcement of June’s unemployment numbers. Despite previously hailing similar unemployment numbers in February as “encouraging,” Archer has now changed his tune and used the numbers to attack his political opponents.
“While John Archer is clearly trying to score political points off of a tough economy, he also supports a dangerous budget that would force seniors to pay more for Medicare while giving tax breaks to millionaires and corporations that ship our jobs overseas,” said Stephen Carter, Regional Press Secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Iowans need real leadership, not flip flopping John Archer who will change his story if it helps him get elected.”
Last week, Archer Used the 8.2 Percent Unemployment Numbers to Attack His Opponents. In reaction to the June jobs report, Archer told the Eastern Iowa Government, “Obama and Loebsack have clearly not worked for Iowans.” [Eastern Iowa Government, 7/06/12]
February 2012: Archer Called 8.3 Percent Unemployment “Encouraging.” According to WQAD, Archer said, “Today’s job report at 8.3% is encouraging.” [WQAD, 2/03/12]
Archer Supports Republican Budget that Would Force Seniors to Pay More for Medicare. The Clinton Herald reported in April 2012 that, “Archer and Dolan support Paul Ryan’s proposed budget plan. Archer said it is a step in the right direction.” [Clinton Herald, 3/04/12]