Cantor: Jobs report shows need to delay ObamaCare

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"Today’s report is an encouraging sign for the working men and women who found a job last month, and those who are still looking," Cantor said in a statement.

The government on Friday reported that the economy added 195,000 jobs in June, while the unemployment rate remained at 7.6 percent.

The GOP leader noted the Obama administration's decision earlier in the week to delay enforcing the employer mandate provision of its signature healthcare reform law until 2015.

"However, earlier this week the White House reminded us once again that its policies have held back the job growth that we should expect from an economic recovery," Cantor said. 

"ObamaCare has been predicted to be a drain on employment since before its passage and that outcome was confirmed by the Obama Administration’s delay of the employer mandate. The added costs and regulations to businesses across our nation mean less jobs and less economic growth. Delaying the inevitable for one year will bring no solace. We must have a permanent delay of ObamaCare before we can realize our full job creating potential."

The employer mandate requires businesses with 50 or more full-time employees to offer health insurance to employees. Top Republicans said the administration's decision earlier this week to delay enforcing the provision until 2015 showed the flaws of the law. 

A few said the Obama administration delayed enforcing the provisions because of political concerns related to the 2014 midterm elections.

"The decision to delay the implementation of #ObamaCare is driven by the 2014 elections," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) tweeted.