Skip to comments.Congresswoman Maxine Waters Mocked for Claiming Sequester Will Cost 170 Million Jobs
Posted on 03/01/2013 2:15:24 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Rep. Maxine Waters of California was roundly mocked and even became a trending topic on Twitter on Thursday after a video of her claiming erroneously that the automatic budget sequester, which becomes effective tonight, will cost America 170 million jobs.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, America currently has fewer than 135 million working people. Reporting information that allegedly came from the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, Congresswoman Waters warned ominously of the catastrophic number of job losses that would hit America once the budget sequester becomes law.
"We don't need to be having something like sequestration that's going to cause these jobs losses, over 170 million jobs that could be lost and so he (Bernanke) made it very clear he's not opposed to cuts but cuts must be done over a long period of time and in a very planned way rather than this blunt cutting that will be done by sequestration," said Congresswoman Waters, who is also the Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, in the video.
Eric Orner, deputy communications director of the Financial Services Committee, quickly told the National Review On-Line that the statement on the jobs was made in error once the video began making the rounds.
"I just noticed a post by National Review On-Line contributor Charles C.W. Cooke about House Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Water's obvious slip of the tongue (she accidentally said 170 million when she meant 170 thousand) when referring to the number of jobs that may be lost as a result of sequestration," said Orner.
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Why hasn’t Waters capsized yet?
Yeah it was a mistake. Just like her parents choice of pro-life.
Yup; she made it into this song too (from Rush 2nd hr today):
I was thinking the same thing.
Because her empty head keeps her upright in the water.
Hell read this thread.
|Maxine Waters: 'Over 170 Million Jobs Could Be Lost' Due To Sequestration|
Fox Nation ^ | 2/28/2013
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) claimed today that "over 170 million jobs" could be lost due to sequestration. Starting at around 0:30… Yesterday we did have Mr. Bernanke in our committee and he came to tell us what he’s doing with quantitative easing and that is trying to stimulate the economy with the bond purchases that he’s been doing because he’s trying to keep the interest rates low and jobs – and he said that 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 jobs...
Now THAT is serious mocking. But that's what us us FReepers do best.
Why not just tap all the free heat in the ground. Al Gore told us that the core of the earth is millions of degrees hot. Tapping all that free energy would easily create 170 million jobs.
Or am I missing something?
Lord, what an embarrassment to the nation.
WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE???
RE: Yup; she made it into this song too (from Rush 2nd hr today):
That was a parody of the Oscar winning song by Adele : SKYFALL.
I wonder whether Adele Adkins would object tot his...
I don’t believe Aunt Ester even knows what Sequester even means.
MSM “She mis-poke”
She would ask “Who is Squester?”
“Squester is of the devil!”
“Prolly” ... LOL ...
And to think I always thought it was full of rocks.....
“he (Bernanke) made it very clear he’s not opposed to cuts but cuts must be done over a long period of time and in a very planned way rather than this blunt cutting that will be done by sequestration,””
Sounds like excuses a babbling addict would make. Is there some kind of financial methadone, that would make it easier for a deficit addict to cut spending?
"Rep. Maxine Waters of California, a 22-year House veteran and ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee, this week warned of "over 170 million jobs that could be lost." That's actually more jobs than America has, and it's little comfort to say, "But she's a famous idiot," because Washington is full of famous idiots who are making serious decisions about how the sequester cuts are to be applied."
Certainly doesn't make me confident that the Country is even remotely headed in the right direction, but hey, can you tell me how I can get my free 0bamaphone?
Ask and you shall receive....
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