RSC Chairman Jordan Blasts Obama's Proposed "Department of Jobs"
First, there was the failed and highly unpopular Obama stimulus bill in his first year. Then came the far worse socialized medicine scheme last year called ObamaCare whose unpopularity continues to increase. Next came the fiasco this year to raise Obama's debt ceiling after he increased government spending by $4 trillion -- so far -- a highly unpopular move with the American people.
One would think that the Obama White House would have had plenty of warning from the American people by now -- most especially Obama's devastating election losses last November -- so that they would slow down on hair-brained schemes. But one would be wrong.
The Chairman of the House of Representatives' conservative Republican Study Committee (RSC) -- nearly 180 members strong -- Congressman Jim Jordan from Ohio, blasted the ridiculous new idea emanating from the Obama administration: namely, the creation of a new cabinet position, apparently to be called the Secretary of the Department of Jobs.
Chairman Jordan said in his statement this afternoon: "President Obama is on a campaign-style bus tour this week (paid for by your tax dollars), ostensibly to promote his economic plan. So far it’s thin on details, but according to one report, the White House may rearrange the deck chairs at a few agencies and rename it the Department of Jobs."
Note the RSC press release with the rest of Congressman Jim Jordan's statement directly below:
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RSC Update: The Dept. of Jobs?
President Obama is on a campaign-style bus tour this week (paid for by your tax dollars), ostensibly to promote his economic plan. So far it’s thin on details, but according to one report, the White House may rearrange the deck chairs at a few agencies and rename it the Department of Jobs.
Jobs don’t come from government; they come from people who see opportunities, take risks, innovate, and earn success. But for almost three years now, the President has prescribed higher spending, higher taxes on job creators, and more regulation from vast bureaucracies in Washington. The 20 million Americans who want a job but still can’t find one don’t need a new government agency. They need more opportunities and less interference.
Do we want to create our own opportunities by simplifying the tax code, using more of the American energy resources at our disposal, protecting job creators from stifling red tape, cutting spending, and balancing the budget? Or do we want to sit back and wait for President Obama’s Department of Jobs to solve all our problems? To me, the choice is clear.
Congressman Jim Jordan
Chairman, Republican Study Committee