Where are the jobs?

That’s House Minority Leader John Boehner’s response to CoS Rahm Emanuel’s rather… well, sad… statement that the White House has turned the economy around:

Madam Speaker, American families and small businesses are hurting. The economy has been hurting, but this morning in previewing the President’s speech tonight, our former colleague, the President’s Chief of Staff, said this: ‘[W]e rescued the economy.’

“Now, I’m sure that the 9.5 percent unemployment rate that we have in our country today and from most economic experts on its way up don’t believe that we’ve rescued the economy. The 11.1 percent unemployment rate that we have in Ohio, I’m sure those people are looking up today wondering, wait a minute, the President is going to say we rescued the economy? I don’t think so.

“Not only has the stimulus not worked and the economy not been rescued, the President continues to promote policies that will create more unemployment in America. The national energy tax that went through this House last month will cause millions of Americans to lose their jobs over the next 10 years, at 2.5 million per year. And we’re debating the health care plan, the government takeover of health care, which according to the President’s council of economic advisor’s model will cost five million more Americans their jobs.

This is where we’re at, right now:

(Via Innocent Bystanders)

…and from where I’m sitting this administration has made things worse, and if cap-and-trade and health care rationing are passed they’ll get still worse yet. And it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that this would be the case; the executive and legislative branches of the government are dominated by people with the avowed desire to take energy out of the system, rather than put more in. That this results in less energy available overall – the technical term is ‘poverty’ – is an inevitable result.

Elections have consequences.

Crossposted to RedState.

Moe Lane

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