Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzCruz: 'Schumer and the Democrats want a shutdown' Kansas Republican sworn in after special election Overnight Finance: Dems want ObamaCare subsidies for extra military spending | Trade battle: Woe, Canada? | Congress nears deal to help miners | WH preps to release tax plan MORE (R-Texas) in a Labor Day message on Monday blamed the “Obama economy” for stifling growth and opportunity for American workers.
“Manufacturing has steadily declined during Obama’s presidency, and the industriousness that has empowered workers and pioneered innovation is fading under his watch,” he added.
His comments follow a Labor Department report last Friday that showed the U.S. economy added 173,000 jobs in August. The jobless rate fell to 5.1 percent, the lowest level since April, 2008
The labor force participation rate held steady at 62.6 percent for the third consecutive month.
Cruz said he would “eliminate onerous regulations, repeal Obamacare, simplify the tax code, and welcome job creation in every sector.”
“We can champion hardworking Americans,” he added. “If we stand together for working men and women, we will reignite the promise of America."
--This report was updated at 2:20 p.m.