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Kline attacks Democrats on economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As unemployment numbers continued to climb this week, Rep.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As unemployment numbers continued to climb this week, Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., accused the Democrats of focusing on a “government takeover of health care” at the expense of the economy.

“In their haste to put Washington bureaucrats in charge of vital medical decisions, Democrats have failed to deliver on their economic promises,” Kline said in a statement. “The American people were promised jobs and economic recovery. Instead, they’re getting bigger government and less freedom.”

The unemployment rate in the U.S. hit 10.2 percent in October, which marks a 26-year high.

The administration has said, however, that the economic picture would have been worse without the $787 billion stimulus package that it has claimed saved or created about 640,000 jobs.

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