Skip to comments.Dem leader wants jobs 'supercommittee' [Rep. John Larson (Conn.)]
Posted on 08/10/2011 3:37:57 PM PDT by maggief
With national unemployment hovering above 9 percent, a leading House Democrat is pushing to establish a "supercommittee" for creating jobs.
Rep. John Larson (Conn.), chairman of the Democratic Caucus, wants to amend the recently passed debt-limit package to establish a joint select committee on job creation to operate alongside the already mandated Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction.
In a "Dear Colleague" letter sent to House members earlier in the week, Larson argued that the nation's jobs crisis is only exacerbating its long-term fiscal problems and therefore demands Congress's immediate attention.
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great, super committees for everything......why should accountability matter.......
Is this clown out of his mind or just out of touch with reality?? The Government DOES not create wealth or Jobs in the private sector,They PREVENT that from happening!
The only accountability rests with We the People.
The government creates wealth all the time. Congress folks typically leave office a lot wealthier than when they arrived.
And it creates jobs when it pays these same congress folks to hire their relatives and friends.
Congress won't quit mucking until they manage to destroy the jobs that are still hanging in there.
The only jobs Congress creates are snow, blow and con.
Creating departments, committees and czars is their idea of creating jobs.
Obama could signal he’s serious buy issuing a single order:
Declare a moratorium on new regulations and suspend all the new regulations issued this year.
You really want jobs Obama? What are you willing to do to get them? Is giving your precious bureaucrats free rein to crush business more important to you than jobs?
Obama doesn’t want jobs. He wants London Riots.
I have news for him. We have a super committee in fly over country and our job is to get rid of clowns like you and put some competent people in charge. In other words get the government out of the way and out of our lives.
Republicans should make that truth painfully (to Barry) obvious by proposing simple suggestions like the regulation moratorium once a week and let him bat them away until it is obvious to the world who is killing jobs.
“The government creates wealth all the time. Congress folks typically leave office a lot wealthier than when they arrived.
And it creates jobs when it pays these same congress folks to hire their relatives and friends.”
You are right, Prune face moron Pelosi is worth 60+ million now!
As a Cter, i can tell you Larson is a ridiculous union tool.
My favorite hot dog place in E Hartford, Augie and Rays, has pictures of Larson on the wall. I turn them over when I eat there. They haven’t caught me yet.
For those who remember the old Soviet Union, it was a grim place at least for average citizens. But not so for those in government. Contrary to the official ideals of equality and a classless society that the ruling communist regime espoused, the USSR created a privileged class of party members inside government the nomenklatura.
This semipermanent bureaucracy earned higher incomes, got better health care, ate better food and had greater job security than average Russians, the much-despised proletarians. Today, our bloated federal government seems, in significant ways, to be creating this same dynamic.
Obvious way for the rats to have some ‘say’ in the House. I sincerely hope the GOP tells this socialist where he can stick his idea.
If everything becomes a super committee, than no committee will be super.
They went along with the budget supercommittee ... dangerous precedence.
How many tax dollars will this latest super committee waste? Better to throw a dart at a map of the US and have Marine One drop those dollars out.
I’m ok with this if he will live by my 1 condition:
The committee may only consider testimony, theories, and “facts” from individuals and organizations who have ACTUALLY CREATED JOBS. They must ignore anything from individuals who have “studied” job creation and who have ways to “do it better”, and groups who represent employees (academia and unions don’t get a say)
I wonder if the dems would still like the supercommittee with that “limitation”
How about a superdupercommittee which employs a few million people looking for jobs for everyone else? Makes perfect sense.
Another Connecticut Butt hole heard From