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Congresswoman Maxine Waters Mocked for Claiming Sequester Will Cost 170 Million Jobs
Christian Post ^ | 03/01/2013 | Leonardo Blair

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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1 posted on 03/01/2013 2:15:40 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Why hasn’t Waters capsized yet?


2 posted on 03/01/2013 2:18:34 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah it was a mistake. Just like her parents choice of pro-life.


3 posted on 03/01/2013 2:19:53 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: SeekAndFind

Yup; she made it into this song too (from Rush 2nd hr today):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJwIHm5CBtw


4 posted on 03/01/2013 2:20:44 PM PST by _Jim (Conspiracy theories are the favored tools of the weak-minded.)
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To: Paladin2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjG958lZ1KI

I was thinking the same thing.


5 posted on 03/01/2013 2:21:58 PM PST by Pollster1
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To: Paladin2
Why hasn’t Waters capsized yet?

Because her empty head keeps her upright in the water.

6 posted on 03/01/2013 2:23:06 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Mocked?

Hell read this thread.

 

Maxine Waters: 'Over 170 Million Jobs Could Be Lost' Due To Sequestration
 
02/28/2013 11:24:50 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 141 replies
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.

7 posted on 03/01/2013 2:24:16 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

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?


8 posted on 03/01/2013 2:25:26 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: SeekAndFind

Lord, what an embarrassment to the nation.


9 posted on 03/01/2013 2:26:15 PM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: SeekAndFind; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE???

10 posted on 03/01/2013 2:27:29 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: _Jim

RE: Yup; she made it into this song too (from Rush 2nd hr today):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJwIHm5CBtw

__________________

That was a parody of the Oscar winning song by Adele : SKYFALL.

I wonder whether Adele Adkins would object tot his...


11 posted on 03/01/2013 2:27:50 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

I don’t believe Aunt Ester even knows what Sequester even means.


12 posted on 03/01/2013 2:28:58 PM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: SeekAndFind

MSM “She mis-poke”


13 posted on 03/01/2013 2:31:37 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: All

obvious racism..


14 posted on 03/01/2013 2:31:37 PM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: spawn44

She would ask “Who is Squester?”

“Squester is of the devil!”


15 posted on 03/01/2013 2:32:22 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Prolly” ... LOL ...


16 posted on 03/01/2013 2:33:19 PM PST by _Jim (Conspiracy theories are the favored tools of the weak-minded.)
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To: KarlInOhio

And to think I always thought it was full of rocks.....


17 posted on 03/01/2013 2:35:03 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind

“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?


18 posted on 03/01/2013 2:38:03 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: SeekAndFind
According to The Wall Street Journal -

"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?

19 posted on 03/01/2013 2:41:55 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Ask and you shall receive....

http://www.freegovernmentcellphones.net/


20 posted on 03/01/2013 2:43:17 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s time for a 170 million employee march.


21 posted on 03/01/2013 2:44:10 PM PST by posterchild (Remember that thou art dust and to dust thou shalt return.)
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To: VRWCarea51

She’s really an embarrassment to black people. But so is Obama, and Rangle, and Ellison, and Jackson, Jr.


22 posted on 03/01/2013 2:44:26 PM PST by sgfan1212
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To: sgfan1212

Oh, and AG Holder.


23 posted on 03/01/2013 2:46:39 PM PST by sgfan1212
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To: SeekAndFind

Mocking Maxine is so wrong!

Didn’t your parents teach you not to mock the retarded?


24 posted on 03/01/2013 2:52:27 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: KarlInOhio

Any number greater that three is too much for her addled mind to comprehend; this is not a surprising error.


25 posted on 03/01/2013 2:54:05 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: sgfan1212
She’s really an embarrassment to black people. But so is Obama, and Rangle, and Ellison, and Jackson, Jr.

Imagine if Norman Lear had created a sitcom in which one character was a black woman who was an elected representitive in whatever city the show was set in.

Imagine if the writers simply took down verbatum the utterances of Maxine Waters and had that character say them in the course of the show.

26 posted on 03/01/2013 3:00:46 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Why does her thighness have honorable above her name?


27 posted on 03/01/2013 3:14:23 PM PST by certrtwngnut (')
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To: a fool in paradise

Why does her thighness have honorable above her name?


28 posted on 03/01/2013 3:18:00 PM PST by certrtwngnut (')
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To: SeekAndFind

Made in error eh? How about “made by arguably the stupidest woman on Capitol Hill”. Shelia “Mars” Lee is still in serious contention for the honor. Could very well be a tie.


29 posted on 03/01/2013 3:25:08 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Every month that we do not have an economic recovery package 500 million Americans lose their jobs”

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/02/04/pelosi-500-million-jobs-lost-every-month/


30 posted on 03/01/2013 3:27:33 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: SeekAndFind

31 posted on 03/01/2013 3:28:11 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: SeekAndFind
well... arithmetic never was their strong suit
32 posted on 03/01/2013 3:31:42 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: jiggyboy

Those skits were hysterical; the one where he’s interrogating the baby as to why he doesn’t have any jobs is a scream.


33 posted on 03/01/2013 3:32:05 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Paladin2

She is as protected by the “media” as Zero is. They just won’t report it and if they do, they mention it briefly and quickly go on to other “news” and never talk about it again. But if she were a Repub, it would be discussed for days how out of touch she is.


34 posted on 03/01/2013 3:32:27 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: SeekAndFind

She must have been speaking about the number of current and future jobs Barack Hussein Obama will be responsible for in his two terms.


35 posted on 03/01/2013 3:35:58 PM PST by cquiggy
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To: SeekAndFind

No one expects her to say anything meaningful. She is a black woman on government handouts.

These people make a case that dark skinned people have low IQs.

She can’t be expected to represent real facts- she is too dumb. See?

Her life is meaningless- and she thinks she is royalty. What could be any more sad to see play out?


36 posted on 03/01/2013 3:36:43 PM PST by Truth2012
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To: SeekAndFind

170 million jobs? She must have been talking about jobs on the moon as well as earth.


37 posted on 03/01/2013 3:39:41 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: SeekAndFind

170 million jobs? She must have been talking about jobs on the moon as well as earth.


38 posted on 03/01/2013 3:39:52 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: SeekAndFind

170 million jobs? She must have been talking about jobs on the moon as well as earth.


39 posted on 03/01/2013 3:40:18 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: jagusafr

“Lord, what an embarrassment to the nation.”

Oh, I don’t know, I kinda enjoy Maxine Jackson and Sheila Jackson, they represent the best of the Democrat party. Then, throw in ole Joe “gaff a day” Biden and the Dem’s and what a trio, lol !


40 posted on 03/01/2013 3:40:22 PM PST by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: kearnyirish2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Jpu5_3qk4KM#at=109

“Four years old and he doesn’t have a job!? When I was your age, I had a paper route, a Kool-Aid stand, I mowed the lawn, I was a delivery boy, a baby sitter, I worked in a coal mine...”


41 posted on 03/01/2013 3:42:30 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not so fast on disputing her numbers. We can then say wow, I didn’t know how big the government is until you told me. Looks like cuts are needed.


42 posted on 03/01/2013 3:45:17 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Criticizing a stupid black person is always racism. Ask Rev. Al.
43 posted on 03/01/2013 3:46:26 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: certrtwngnut

Mrs. Clinton is a Judge Judy fan.


44 posted on 03/01/2013 3:50:11 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: certrtwngnut
Why does her thighness have honorable above her name?

Personally, I think it's both mocking sarcasm towards people that know better, and promotional window dressing for the low information types that don't.

45 posted on 03/01/2013 3:50:24 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Beowulf9

RE: Every month that we do not have an economic recovery package 500 million Americans lose their jobs”

Now how come this Pelosi gem did not make headlines as much as Maxine’s remark did?


46 posted on 03/01/2013 3:53:52 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Calvin Locke

I agree with that. The LIV wouldn’t know the difference in anything these moonbats say.


47 posted on 03/01/2013 3:54:31 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: sgfan1212
She’s really an embarrassment to black people. But so is Obama, and Rangle, and Ellison, and Jackson, Jr.

Virtually the entire Congressional Black Caucus is an embarrassment -- not to the majority of blacks which is apparently unable to be embarrassed -- but to the nation. A bunch of corrupt and incredibly stupid people.

Sheila Jackson-Lee, Rangle, the Guam guy, J.J., Jr., Waters. I mean, the list just goes on and on.

48 posted on 03/01/2013 3:59:01 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment. -Ludwig von Mises)
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To: SeekAndFind

“A slip of the tongue.” Ya gotta love it!


49 posted on 03/01/2013 3:59:48 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: spawn44

I doubt very seriously she can spell it.


50 posted on 03/01/2013 4:11:02 PM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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