Out Of Touch Hilda Solis: ‘There Are Jobs Out There’

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’
Hilda Solis
USA Today
September 3, 2010


Nancy Pelosi And Steny Hoyer Come Out Against First Amendment Rights

Just when I thought that the Democrats couldn’t do or say anything more stupid or hypocritical than what they’ve already done or said, Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer had to open their mouths and go and prove me wrong.

First, let’s go back a few years and remember what other Dems have said about voicing opposition to Washington D.C. In 2003, Hillary Clinton (D-NY) proclaimed the following:

Dissent is patriotic!

Now, I was not aware that Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) were in disagreement with then Sen. Clinton’s sentiments. Neither one made the slightest peep about it when Clinton made her statement. (BTW, this is the same Nancy Pelosi who made the false accusation that there were swastikas at the town hall events.)

But today, when Joe and Jane Average American are protesting several facets of HR3200, the socialized medicine bill, dissent, in their eyes, has become “un-American.”

Here is their joint opinion column from USA Today:

‘Un-American’ Attacks Can’t Derail Health Care Debate
Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer
USA Today
August 10, 2009

From which you will note the following:

These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American. Drowning out the facts is how we failed at this task for decades.

First off, the facts are the side of the protestors. We’ve shown this in the following blog entries:

A Look At Some Items In The Socialized Medicine Bill
August 5, 2009

Fact Checking Obama’s Socialized Health Care Claims
July 23, 2009

Congressional Budget Office: Nationalized Health Care Will Increase Costs, Not Reduce Them
July 17, 2009

You’ll notice that niether Pelosi nor Hoyer ever mentioned any of this. In their USA Today column, they simply repeated the same old tired talking points that have been proven to be false over the past eight months.

Second, the opposing views are not being drowned out. The American people are tired of hearing the same old lies about health care over and over and over again. When they hear those same old tired lies, they become angry and begin shouting back.

We know what it will cost and that it won’t be cheaper. It will be more expensive as the CBO has shown us.

We know that 47 million people are not covered with health insurance. But we also know that at least a third of those are illegal aliens, most of the rest are people that can afford health insurance but choose not to buy it and the rest have access to Medicare.

We know that the quality of health care will go down as it has in every other country that has adopted socialized medicine.

Here are some pictures of the people that Pelosi and Hoyer have labeled “un-American:”

Meet the Mob
Dana Loesch
The Dana Show
August 6, 2009

When we hear lies, we get mad.

And instead of admitting the facts, Pelosi and Hoyer try to hide them by calling those who would expose the facts “un-American.”

I don’t see how any Democrat could ever point with pride towards these two hypocrites and say, “They are our leaders!”.