Tuesday, February 15, 2011

GOP Job Killers

You would have to be an idiot not to realize that the GOP's latest proposals would swell the unemployment rolls. Even Boehner admits the budget cuts would kill jobs in the federal sector but frankly my dears, he doesn't give a damn.
At a press conference in the lobby of RNC headquarters Tuesday morning, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) shrugged this off as collateral damage.

"In the last two years, under President Obama, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs," Boehner said. "If some of those jobs are lost so be it. We're broke."
You would also have to be an idiot to believe a word he says. Boehner is either lying about the numbers or just too stupid to check. In fact:
...[T]here were only 20,000 more federal employees under Obama in 2010 than under George W. Bush in 2002 -- and that, on a per capita basis (federal employees per 1,000 Americans), it's at the lowest level at least since 1962.
I'm going with lying. Boehner can't be that stupid and he has no incentive to tell the truth since he pays no price for his perfidy.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

It's more sleight of hand than lying. Most of Bush's hires were after '02 and most are still in place. And your right, it's another case of taking a slice and treating it like the whole. Don't forget there was no gain in private sector employment in Bush's 8 years in office and the tax cuts didn't pay for themselves and the debt soared, but it's all Obama's fault because he didn't turn it all around on a dime. But they're still out there peddling leisure suits and DeLoreans and shoulder pads like nothing has changed.

It's the same old story, the husband blows the family nest egg at the dog track and then blames the bankruptcy on that new dress his wife bought so she could go look for a job.

10:47:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Fogg! You're back already or didn't leave yet? And well said as always.

11:08:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Am I back yet -- that's a question with many philosophical implications, but the Lesser Antilles thing isn't until April.

My boat has a computer aboard, so I'm still connected.

10:20:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Ah. Thought that trip was sooner but how very cool to be able to connect to the interwebs from your boat. I'm surprised that's possible.

4:23:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

WiFi at the yacht club and at most marinas. No big deal.

8:58:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

OH, I thought you meant when you were at sea...

3:22:00 PM  

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