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Leno: Maxine Waters 170 Million Job Loss Claim Explains
NewsBusters.org ^ | March 2, 2013 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 03/02/2013 10:24:34 AM PST by Kaslin

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) this week made another in a series of absurd comments actually claiming that 170 million people would lose their jobs if the budget sequester was enacted.

NBC Tonight Show host Jay Leno actually began his show with Waters’ claim Friday saying that it explains "why we’re in this situation in the first place" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

Jay Leno monolog on Maxine Waters

After the opening theme and credits, Leno walked out onto the stage and said, “Welcome sequestration survivors. Yes!”

“As you know, Congress did not reach an agreement,” he continued, “and Congresswoman Maxine Waters said today that 170 million jobs could be lost because of it.”

For the most part, the White House has been able to fearmonger this issue with cataclysmic predictions that totally defy reason.

As this has been happening, the stock market has approached an all-time high showing absolutely no interest whatsoever in what came out of this budget battle. Traders all around the world were saying that the size of sequestration cuts would have absolutely no impact on the economy whether they went into effect or not.

But the White House was still allowed to issue dire warnings with little pushback from their obedient media.

With this in mind, it’s not just the ignorance of people in Congress such as Waters that has brought us to this point.

It’s the media’s support and dissemination of untruths that not only misinforms the public on key issues facing the nation thereby distorting their opinion on them, but also encourages left-leaning politicians to continue to present falsehoods knowing full well they’ll never be called on them.

It therefore seems impossible at this stage of our nation’s history to imagine a well-informed electorate being governed by honest leaders that have their best interests in mind.


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KEYWORDS: barackobama; jayleno; maxinewaters; nbc
The rest of the title is: 'Why We're in This Situation in the First Place'
1 posted on 03/02/2013 10:24:41 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

It would be so nice if the GOP would come out of hiding and play up these democrat stupidity and lies. Call them on their bull and don’t be such wimps.

There is an opportunity to showcase the complete ignorance and truth evasion of the democrat party and their messiah zero.


2 posted on 03/02/2013 10:33:29 AM PST by soycd
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To: Kaslin

My name is Marxine Waters ... and I'm dumber than a box of door knobs!

3 posted on 03/02/2013 10:34:09 AM PST by Zakeet (Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage - Mencken)
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To: Kaslin

Maxine Waters, like Nancy Pelosi, is evil. Stupidity is bad enough but evil is...



4 posted on 03/02/2013 10:35:01 AM PST by rdb3 (We're all going to get what only some of us deserve...)
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To: rdb3

The scary part is these idiot libs from locked in blue districts get to the top of the seniority list and become committee chairs when Dems have control.


5 posted on 03/02/2013 10:37:48 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Zakeet

Just why are you picking on door knobs?


6 posted on 03/02/2013 10:41:13 AM PST by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: Zakeet
Lol. She is perfect for the uninformed voter.
7 posted on 03/02/2013 10:41:19 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: soycd

Agreed 170 million percent!


8 posted on 03/02/2013 10:42:32 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: Kaslin

This woman is as dumb as Obama.


9 posted on 03/02/2013 10:47:01 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Kaslin
i'm still amazed anybody that stooopid can actually breath without mechanical assistance...
10 posted on 03/02/2013 10:52:03 AM 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: Kaslin
Maxine Waters and Joe Biden are the standards of Sheer stupidity...They have managed to wrest the title from Wile E. Coyote


11 posted on 03/02/2013 10:55:11 AM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Kaslin

There goes Jay’s invite to the Image Awards.


12 posted on 03/02/2013 10:57:28 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: Kaslin
Look on the bright side, Maxipad, maybe a few jobs lost on Guam and subsequent moves off the Island will keep it from tipping over!

That Maxine keeps getting re-elected says a whole lot about the mental capacity of the voters in her district. Lyndon 'coup-man' Johnson woudl be so proud of the dumbed down dependents he's created in his 'great society' ... if he could stop screaming long enough in Hell to see it.

13 posted on 03/02/2013 11:01:20 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Kaslin

“North Korea is so secluded, they thought Dennis Rodman was Barack Obama.....”.....LOL!


14 posted on 03/02/2013 11:01:20 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (God bless you Tommy and thank you for your service: http://swiftboats.org/tribute/tribute.html)
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To: Kaslin

This is what happens when you vote for someone based solely on the color of their skin. And that is not a racist statement. She and Obammy are perfect examples.


15 posted on 03/02/2013 11:13:49 AM PST by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: soycd

Where you Maxine, when these 170 million jobs were being lost? Aren’t you an elected representative who swore to obey the Constitutition?


16 posted on 03/02/2013 11:15:28 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: soycd

One would think that to be the case. But since the majority of the GOP are on the Democrat AAA, AA and A teams they don’t want to hurt their chances to make the big leagues of liars, demagogues and deceivers.


17 posted on 03/02/2013 11:17:10 AM PST by A message
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To: Kaslin

This is all very simple. We’ve never gotten into a recovery. Eventually the media will have to admit it. Now they can say republicans’ budget cutting killed it and put us back into a recession.


18 posted on 03/02/2013 11:25:14 AM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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To: rdb3

Like my pastor stated last week, “Political power comes at a price...your soul.”


19 posted on 03/02/2013 11:29:16 AM PST by Hammerhead
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To: Chode
i'm still amazed anybody that stooopid can actually breath without mechanical assistance...

Breathing in autonomic very little brain activity is required. All you need is a living brain stem and an intact Phrenic nerve.

It is her walking that is amazing. Walking requires balance and coordination.

I am continuously amazed that her brain can sustain the coordination required to maintain her body upright. With the statements that come out of that mouth I am amazed that her brain has the capacity to coordinate chewing gum with her eyes open let alone walk!

20 posted on 03/02/2013 11:39:05 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Hammerhead
Like my pastor stated last week, “Political power comes at a price...your soul.”

Marxine Waters is a dyed in the wool communist. She surrendered her soul long ago

21 posted on 03/02/2013 11:41:14 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac
i know that, that's my whole point... she's so stooopid i'm surprised even that part of her brain works, that's why the reference to mechanical assistance 8^)
22 posted on 03/02/2013 11:43:19 AM 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: Kaslin
The obedient media.

Love it >>>> :O)

23 posted on 03/02/2013 11:46:20 AM PST by library user
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To: Zakeet

She’s dumber than a box of hammers, which is more dangerous than a box of AR15’s


24 posted on 03/02/2013 11:46:20 AM PST by DungeonMaster (How does God feel about gay marriage?)
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To: Kaslin

What’s amazing is Maxine Waters is pro-open borders with a grade of “F” from NumbersUSA. She is damaging the very people who voted for her and who she represents.

Her constituents are being replaced by South-of-the-Border illegal invaders, but her minions vote her in time and time again.

Don’t worry. Her district will soon be so overwhelmingly full of Hispanics that she and other blacks won’t have a chance. She has sold “her people” down the river...


25 posted on 03/02/2013 11:52:55 AM PST by Bon of Babble (I have seen the future and I'm going back to bed!!)
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To: freekitty
This affirmative action black female does not know there are not 170 million jobs in this country. Shut your pie hole Maxine!
26 posted on 03/02/2013 11:56:24 AM PST by tiger63
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To: soycd
It would be so nice if the GOP would come out of hiding and play up these democrat stupidity and lies. Call them on their bull and don’t be such wimps.

But that would require an actual backbone, and jellyfish don't have backbones.


27 posted on 03/02/2013 12:07:23 PM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: Kaslin
Hey state run media, why don't you idiots ever challenge these lies??
28 posted on 03/02/2013 12:51:07 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: Hammerhead

You are exactly right.

NOTHING is free.


29 posted on 03/02/2013 12:54:51 PM PST by rdb3 (We're all going to get what only some of us deserve...)
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To: Kaslin

170 million people have jobs, and pay the salary of this mental midget.


30 posted on 03/02/2013 1:07:16 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: Kaslin

Helter Skelter?


31 posted on 03/02/2013 1:54:22 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Low Information Congress Critter representing Low Information Voters.


32 posted on 03/02/2013 2:27:54 PM PST by Rodm
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To: Arrowhead1952

“Hey state run media, why don’t you idiots ever challenge these lies?”

If the alleged opposition party won’t challenge the lies, why should the media?


33 posted on 03/02/2013 2:44:22 PM PST by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: F15Eagle

Obongo Bozo is not dumb — he is sly, and he is smart.

He driven by his LIEberal/Socialist/Marxist/Fascist ideology and his hatred for America and Americans, which is basically incomprehensible to most Real Americans.

Why, after all, would anyone so blessed to be living in America, hate it?

I don’t have a good answer for that question, but suffice it to say that he and his goons are dead set on destroying America.

So far, they have been successful beyond their wildest imagination, and unless stopped, they WILL destroy America.

WAKE UP AMERICA!


34 posted on 03/02/2013 2:58:25 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: tiger63

Sounds like it’s part of Obama’s new organization to confuse the right.


35 posted on 03/02/2013 4:28:03 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Soul of the South
If the alleged opposition party won’t challenge the lies, why should the media?

I agree with part of that, but the Republicans could be screaming the truth from the steps of the capitol steps every day and the low information voter will say "Just because nbc, abc, cbs, pmsnbc, cnn did not report it, the Republicans are lying". The American media is enemy number one to this country.

36 posted on 03/02/2013 5:34:54 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: Taxman

Yeah he’s just dumb on American history - he knows what he is doing to destroy America.


37 posted on 03/02/2013 5:50:38 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I agree with you on the media. However, if the Republicans voice no objections there is zero pressure on the media. In addition, if they fail to challenge the lies they lose support of their base.

There is no cost to challenging the lies and certainly some benefit in keeping their base energized. Who knows, as the recent Woodward episode demonstrates, someone in the media might actually take notice.


38 posted on 03/02/2013 5:55:00 PM PST by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: F15Eagle

I would not say he is “dumb” about US History. What I would say is that he has been brainwashed to accept the Marxist view of history.

He really believes the Marxist LIE that the US is evil, and has set about to make America safe for the LIEberal/Socialist/Marxist/Fascist New World Order.


39 posted on 03/03/2013 6:52:35 AM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Taxman

Yes but he flubs his spontaneous attempts to prove he’s a regular guy - he is too dumb to work without a script - hence the teleprompters. When he goes off-script, he bumbles it everytime. And we see the fake on parade.


40 posted on 03/03/2013 12:58:42 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Taxman

Yes but he flubs his spontaneous attempts to prove he’s a regular guy - he is too dumb to work without a script - hence the teleprompters. When he goes off-script, he bumbles it everytime. And we see the fake on parade.


41 posted on 03/03/2013 1:04:09 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

Clearly Obongo Bozo is a classic example of the Peter Principle at work — he has been promoted at least six or eight times above his level of competence.

HST, there is no “there” there — he is a hollow shell, filled with LIEberal slogans and Communist Crap “feel goods.” The fact that whenever he goes “off script” and flubs his dub is indicative of just how empty his suit is.

What really burns my ass is that he will not have to pay the price for his lies and treachery — the American people and our former allies around the world will pay dearly.

Unless we can somehow impeach, convict and imprison Obongo Bozo and his henchmen, he will retire, having destroyed America, to a life of ease and luxury.

It is all a result of him pulling the biggest con job in the history of the known world!

That arrogant, condescending sonofabitch is laughing at us as I write these words!

He fooled enough of the people enough of the time, didn’t he?

Shame on us!


42 posted on 03/03/2013 5:45:28 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Taxman

Yes there are many fools in the USA that voted for this clown posse not once, but twice.


43 posted on 03/04/2013 5:40:44 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: soycd

The problem is, the GOP basically agrees with every Democrat premise such as Govt spending helps the economy and taxes are still too low.


44 posted on 03/04/2013 6:05:41 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: donhunt

Just why are you picking on door knobs?


Good point..No, Excellent point!

Mad Max makes door knobs look smart..


45 posted on 03/04/2013 6:13:51 PM PST by AFret. ("Charlie don't surf ! ")
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To: F15Eagle

This woman is as dumb as Obama.


“If Dingleberry had a sister, she would look like Maxine.”


46 posted on 03/04/2013 6:16:15 PM PST by AFret. ("Charlie don't surf ! ")
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