Our own Rep. Woolsey was snapped in the act of working a crossword puzzle on the House floor. I guess she had no pressing bills to read herself to prepare for votes. And maybe it was too much trouble to actually listen to her colleagues speaking. Oh well, she is retiring next year. Perhaps she doesn’t think it is necessary to do something more productive since she is a lame duck?
Seriously, eveyone needs a little down time, but pick your time and place better. A member of Congress should be have something more important to do than The Washington Post crossword.
In an interview this morning with Fox News, Rep. Woolsey talked up the Congressional Progressive Caucus’ (CPC) alternative to Pres. Obama’s jobs plan. She explained that the CPC supports the president’s plan but just wants it to be a lot more encompassing. In other words: spend, spend, spend money we don’t have to “create” jobs through government bureaucracy.
Not a word about how to actually, practically create jobs. Just that they are needed right now and here. Yes, Rep. Woolsey, Sonoma County does have at least 10% unemployment, and we do need to get our economy moving and more jobs created. But as usual you ignore the private sector and think the only engine available is the government. And that is bass-ackwards!
Jobs will be created again by the private sector (where they should be) when the government (at all levels) ceases to interfere so much and confidence is restored.
I hope this county will elect representatives (2) to the House next year who understand economics far better than does either Rep. Woolsey or Pres. Obama!
Golly, Big Brother, are we supposed to be ever so grateful for this new policy Sec. Napolitano just announced? She told the country “ that children will no longer have to take off their shoes when passing through security, and will be subject to a revised pat-down from Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers with less frequency than they currently are.” Her exact words were:
“We have also been piloting programs to deal with children under the age of 12 with respect to not only taking off their shoes but also pat-down procedures and we hope over the coming weeks and months to be able to begin rolling that out,”
The U.S. government’s idea of keeping people safe at airports continues to violate the constitutional rights of the innocent — the rights of children and also adults. And has Rep. Woolsey said or done a thing to change this unnecessary and outrageous policy? NO. She has been quite worthless as an advocate on this issue.
Congress needs to rein in the TSA and the DHS. It is within Congress’ power and purview. That representative body needs to act.
Next Tuesday at 11:00 a.m., a panel including Lynn Woolsey will discuss “Government Works: Growing JOBS in the North Bay.” According to the announcement posted on our congresswoman’s website, other “experts” on the panel will be
- Sylvia Allegretto, Research Economist at the UC Berkeley Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics
- Bill Scott, Secretary-Treasurer, Marin Building Trades Council
- Ruben Perez, Business Owner, Napa Electric
- Chris Snyder, District Representative, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 3
- Lisa Maldonado, Executive Director, North Bay Labor Council, AFL-CIO
The public is encouraged to attend — although the time certainly isn’t convenient for working individuals — and the event is sponsored by “the North Bay Labor Council and SEIU Local 1021.”
How typical is it that Lynn Woolsey would associate herself with something advocating “job creation” by government? Government is her answer, her crutch, for everything. She doesn’t fathom that a healthy nation’s economy MUST have a primarily private sector job creation engine. Jobs “created” by government are subsidized by the taxpayers; jobs created by free enterprise actually expand the tax base. In other words, the former feeds off the public trough; the latter does not and provides jobs that increase the country’s treasure rather than diminish it.
It is important that we who understand that real jobs are created by the private sector show ourselves at this event and counter the “leftist” views that will undoubtedly be bandied about as “facts.” Go, if you can!
Well, not quite. No birthday cake with the dictator. But she did travel to Cuba “for” the Castro’s 85th birthday and met with his daugther. Rep. Woolsey and two others of the Congressional Progressive Caucus took this junket sponsored by the “Center for Democracy in the Americas, an ultra-left organization with strong ties to the Castro regime.”