“If sequestration takes place, that’s going to be a great setback. We don’t need to be having something like sequestration that’s going to cause these job losses — over 170 million jobs that could be lost,” Maxine Waters said. (D-CA).
Our new math at work again! There are currently 134 million people employed, but so what if she made up 36 million fictitious workers. We always exaggerate a little to get people’s attention!
Out of the mouths of Jackasses!
Take MOM, for example.
Since he was first elected, O’Malley’s fiscal policies have led many to believe that failure was not a question of ‘if’, but ‘when.’ His fiscally conservative predecessor, Gov. Bob Ehrlich, left him with a budget surplus and a relatively vibrant private sector. However, six years, 24 tax hikes and over $180 billion later, O’Malley’s economic plan is failing the citizens of Maryland. (The Blaze)
See, we have a big crisis on our hands, and MOM is trying to solve it! And to get people’s attention, he uses tried and true tactics, like these:
#1 Blame Bush
But we should not lose sight of how far we are coming and what a big hole we were left by George W. Bush.
#2 Blame the Republicans
I am not surprised that this is a longer bit of work than many of us would have hoped. It is not where any of us would have hoped it is. And I think we need to give credit to the Republicans in Congress who have done everything they can to defeat every jobs bill and slow down the economy.
#3 Pee on their shoes and tell them it’s raining
There is a sickness in this country and that sickness is gun violence,” O’Malley said, repeating a phrase he has used on national television and at public events in the weeks after the Connecticut shooting that killed 20 children. “Gun violence is truly a public health issue,” O’Malley said.
#4 Suck up to Obama (cause everybody loves Obama, especially MOM’s peeps in Balt City and PG County)
We have now under President Obama’s leadership had 29 months in a row of private sector job growth. That stretch of positive private sector job growth hasn’t happened since 2005. We still have a long way to go, but we are moving in the right direction.
#5 Blame Bush – It still works, even five years later!
We have not recovered all that we lost in the Bush recession. That’s why we need to continue to move forward.
#6 Bring in small business and children
I ask that you pass the Maryland Healthcare Act. Among other things the act will create a Health Insurance Exchange to help small businesses find more affordable coverage for their employees–on a pre-tax basis; require insurance companies to allow younger adults up to age 25 to be covered under their parents’ policies;
provide healthcare coverage to more children in our state.
#7 Bring in the babies, poor , unfortunates, and elderly
We are reducing infant mortality to record lows. We are now feeding tens of thousands of Maryland children who would otherwise would go hungry. We are doing more than ever before to shelter the homeless. We are helping families, and helping our neighbors free themselves from the despair of substance abuse.
#8 Attack Republicans (with really weird observations)
“The only health care mandate they can embrace are transvaginal probes for women,” he said of Republicans. McDonnell signed a mandatory ultrasound bill in March that required women to have an ultrasound before getting an abortion. The bill was later revised, allowing women to opt for an abdominal ultrasound.
#9 Make stuff up
We are clearly better off as a country because we’re now creating jobs rather than losing them.
My bill will promote jobs, diversify sources of energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The unemployment rate in Maryland is 7.1 percent
#10 Do it for political reasons but say your intent is “fairness”
After months of hard work, we came together to pass a bill that treats everyone fairly and equally under the law while protecting religious freedom. We then became the first state ever to defend marriage equality at the ballot box.
#11 Become a motivational speaker and guru
If we want to be winners in this changing new economy, the best investments we can make are investments in ourselves.
Plan Maryland our State’s first long-range plan for sustainable growth and a vision that will allow us to invest in a smarter, greener, more prosperous future. We need smart growth for a number of reasons. But it really boils down to a simple concept: we need to believe enough in tomorrow to invest in it today.
Life is an ever evolving story of change and choice –letting go of things and ways that were, in order to reach for that which we have yet to achieve.
#12 Tow the party line on junk science, and act like you really believe it
We are one of the most vulnerable states in our country to the impact of sea-level rise. Climate disruption is real. Climate change is not an ideological issue any more than gravity is. It is physics, pure and simple.
#13 Sound biblical
We are a state, yes; but, we can also act like the heart of a forward-moving country whose eyes and ears are open to the world.
I believe that all of us here in Maryland are truly covered by the shield of His goodness. We need only the courage to let go. To let go of the falsehoods, the vengeance, the short-sightedness of rash and oftentimes imbalanced decisions – the things of our past that no longer serve.
OK, we will end at lucky 13. In the meantime, I can’t tell you how many R people have said that they are moving out of Maryland! We are excited as that will create at least 40,000 jobs! Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the non sequitur tactic.
Just leave. Your carbon foot prints are too big anyway!