Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis has written a propaganda puff-piece that Baghdad Bob and Joseph Goebbels would be proud of. Despite the fact that more jobs have been lost than created since Obama’s economic policies went into effect and despite the fact that jobless claims have consistently gone up during the same time period and despite the fact that economic growth is an anemic 1.6%, Solis wrote the following in USA Today:
|I am not an economist. I believe that numbers only tell you part of the story. I deal with real people, and I know that the only true replacement for a job lost, is a new job that pays good wages. I’m committed to making that a reality for anyone who wants a job.
That’s why I’m so excited to announce http://www.myskillsmyfuture.org— a new online tool to connect workers with high quality training and local employment.
By visiting the site and adding information about your most recent work experience, you can see exactly what skills you need to qualify for a broad range of careers. You can also find local training and education providers and, yes — you can see local job postings.
In other words, what’s next … is up to you.
There are jobs out there. And, this Labor Day — and every day — I’m going to continue helping people find them and employers fill them. If you’re ready to embrace a 21st century career, I want you to know your Department of Labor is here to help you. And, if you’re an employer looking to fill positions, we’ve got a list of great candidates for you.
In other words, if you don’t have a good paying job, it’s your fault for not trying hard enough in your search.
Well, Solis did get one thing right: she is not an economist.
This is simply more evidence of how badly the Dems are out of touch with reality and why we need to send them packing come November.
You can access the complete essay on-line here:
Labor Secretary: ‘There Are Jobs Out There’
September 3, 2010