Skip to comments.Dean Heller turns GOP ‘pit bull’ over jobs (helps the democrats, gets a Politico puff piece)
Posted on 03/31/2014 5:42:25 AM PDT by cotton1706
Every morning when Dean Heller walks into his office, he tracks these Nevada commodities on a bulletin board in his reception area: silver, gold, copper, wheat, milk and jobs.
That last subject has weighed heavily on the GOP senators mind since long-term jobless aid expired. In fact, it has turned Heller into something of a Republican pit bull as one Senate colleague dubbed him in a dogged crusade since December to restore benefits to Nevada, where the unemployment rate remains third-worst in the nation.
Through his work on the issue, Heller has even forged a significant working relationship with his former political rival and Nevadas senior senator, Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Its the issue for Nevada right now, Heller said in an interview last week. So its not difficult for me to take the lead on this when I have to look at that number every day and know where Nevadas coming from.
The Senate is poised this week to pass a package that Heller helped painstakingly craft, though House Speaker John Boehner has indicated he wont hold a vote on it. But Hellers activism on the issue, along with the support of four Republicans who signed on to the deal that he brokered, may help protect the GOP in an election year from the notion that it doesnt care about the needy.
Its a decidedly more progressive stance than some of Hellers more conservative ones. Although the Nevadan worked to pass immigration reform last summer, he opposed continuing federal health care contributions to lawmakers and staffers and voted against bipartisan deals to reopen government and establish a two-year budget.
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I fail to see how taxing/punishing employers even more creates incentive for them to hire anybody.
Job posting, are we expecting something?
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These positions are working inside various large industrial facilities 7 days a week, 12 hours per day.
Currently we are looking for the following:
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Process Operators Chemical Operators .Control Room Operators ..Plant Operators
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The democrats and their allies seem to think that it is “good for the economy” to pay people not to work. It is not. It even is not good in Nevada, a fantasy land with a very artificial economy.
What is Nevadas economy? It has retirees, desert, gambling, desert, some legalized prostitution, desert, some tourism, and more desert. Why should the rest of the country pay to support people who chose to live there unemployed?
For example, why should someone who lives and works in NJ, where things are crowded, the legal system is corrupt and allows no 2nd Amendment rights, taxes are high, the state finances are near collapse, city crime is rampant why should a NJ resident have to pay for someone to live in sloth in Nevada? If we can work, they can work.
The overall size of the working-age native-born population increased by 16.4 million from 2000 to 2013, yet the number of natives actually holding a job was 1.3 million lower in 2013 than 2000.
The total number of working-age immigrants (legal and illegal) increased 8.8 million and the number working rose 5.3 million between 2000 and 2013.
Maybe they’ll start calling him ‘Maverick’ so he thinks he is like Tom Cruise or something