Most of us, especially the jobless among us, agree with Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), who yesterday said, “Jobs is Job One for this Congress.” But then there’s Sharron Angle.
The Tea Party/Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Nevada says that if she unseats Sen. Harry Reid, she’s not going to be wasting her time worrying about putting Americans back to work. After all, she’ll have to get started on eliminating Social Security and Medicare. Here’s what she says about jobs and Congress:
As your senator, I’m not in the business of creating jobs….People ask me, what are you going to do to develop jobs in your state? Well, that’s not my job as a U.S. senator.
So, if elected, just what is her job? Well, a new ad from Reid points out that among other items on her “to-do list” are protecting tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas, opposing Wall Street reform (in fact, she says it doesn’t need any reform) and “other extreme ideas that will make thing worse.”
If she does win, maybe she won’t have time to free Wall Street from government oppression or throw a protective shield around job-exporting companies because she’ll be awfully darn busy protecting the nation from all the “domestic enemies” she says are serving in Congress. Maybe she can use Joe McCarthy’s old office.