Del. Eleanor Norton (D-District of Columbia) says private sector jobs are not showing much growth because the federal government is shrinking. “What is shrinking is not the private sector – it’s hard for them to grow because the public sector, both the state sector and the federal government is shrinking and they are having to grow it all by themselves and that is why we don’t have much growth,” Holmes Norton said. The delegate discussed her economic theory during last Friday’s House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee hearing on "The Impact of Sequestration on Women and Families."
An embarrassment and worse. She is not the only one. Only by the willing suspension of disbelief and downright denial of reality is it possible to maintain that people capable of choosing and empowering such representatives are truly capable of self-government. This woman and others like her are luxuries America may not be able to afford much longer. There is a limit to how much foolishness, ignorance, stupidity, corruption and demagoguery the system can absorb and continue to function. It makes some people of both races feel good to pretend that people like Norton are competent and worthy of the trust bestowed upon them by a clueless electorate - but there will come a point at which a boat overloaded with such types will capsize and sink, just the like island of Guam if the load is too great.
OMG, these people take themselves seriously, maybe they should just keep their mouths shut and not let on just how dumb they are. Also they are so dumb they don´t even feel embarrassed by their stupid statements.
This is what progressives believe, that you can´t get along without big government to provide jobs and to give things to people. They deny and ignore all the clear evidence to the contrary.
Unfortunately Madame, the reason the private sector is unable to recover is because of the business hostile climate the progressives have created as well as the increased taxes and the massive regulation burden that has been foisted on the Country by BO and his buddies. It´s all about risk and having BO in office has made it VERY risky to be in business.
Progressives will never get it,OR they know it but also know that if there was no need for big nanny government, there would be no need for progressives.
That´s the stupidest thing I´ve heard from the Dems in the last hour! Good grief, does this elected official really believe what she´s mouthing? I pray not. If so, her constituents need to help her get an education in fact, and in real-world economics.
The western model of "compassionate socialism" riding the horse of "cutthroat capitalism" is in deep trouble today precisely because socialism goes from riding behind the saddle, to riding in the saddle, to spurring the horse and cutting its throat at the same time.
Contrary to other comments, I do believe she is correct. As an example, if we had more Government workers, they could hand out more free stuff, like farm subsidies, and thereby increase the demand for more field hands and the purchase of more farm equipment, thus increasing the need for more tractor salespersons and such. It´s all in one´s perspective as to how politicians think.
The reason that many people elected to Congress are completely ignorant must be that you have to be dumb to run for office. Wonder if the people who voted for her are her mental equivalent. Not to be rude, but this woman is incompetent of holding her position if she thinks the Government is "shrinking". Perhaps she means the individuals are getting smaller because Mrs. Obama is mandating they eat their veggies instead of their fast-food.
I keep telling you guys that the Democrats are just as racist as they have ever been. They just pretend to be all-inclusive. Here is ANOTHER of their "useful idiots" that they promoted and put into power to keep certain people of color down. The Dems choose the dumbest or most corrupt people of color they can find to put into political office to show that they really care about people (but who are also easy to manipulate from above). They also choose, promote and subsidize (pay off) local community "leaders", reverends, and politicians to keep their thumb on the people and ensure they stay ignorant and dependent. They make sure that the intelligent ones who run for office are ridiculed and shunned. They don´t want anyone thinking for themselves. Think this was not intentional? Why would a political party change after hundreds of years of bigotry? They wouldn´t.
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