Rep. Maxine Waters Inflates Sequester to ’170 Million’ Jobs Lost

Rep. Maxine Waters
Rep. Maxine Waters

Congresswoman Maxine Waters had a dire prediction for America about sequestration, claiming that 170 million jobs would be lost as a result of the across-the-board cuts. But according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are only about 140 million jobs in the whole country.

During a press conference on February 28, Waters told reporters of a visit by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke who told members of congress that sequestration is not the optimal way to cut the federal budget.

Talking of Bernanke’s comments, Waters claimed that “if sequestration takes place, that’s going to be a great setback. We don’t need to be having something like sequestration that’s going to cause these jobs losses, over 170 million jobs that could be lost.”

However, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Table A-9, Selected Employment Indicators, in January of 2013 there were 141,614 million jobs in the current American economy.

Using Waters’ math, the US would lose about 30 million more jobs than it had to start with.

Maxine Waters was selected to be her party’s senior member on the Financial Services committee in December.


Maxine Waters Wants Government Take Over of Oil Companies

In her response to the President of Shell Oil’s charge that oil prices will go even higher if the government does not allow more domestic exploration and drilling, California Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters states (and I quote) that “this liberal will be all about socializing … uh uh … would be about … basically … taking over … and the government running all of your companies.”

Ms Waters realized too late that she had uttered the true cause of herself and many others on the far left…socialize.  So now, we can safely refer to that group as the socialists they truly are.

That liberals thoughts and opinions are her right.  Our rights are to fight them at every turn.  She and those like her are a clear and present danger to the American way of life and to our Constitution.

For an elected member of Congress to act as she has is shameful.  I am embarrassed for the thousands of Americans in the district she represents.  She brings shame on them, on the state of California and on the U.S. Congress.  She should be replaced at the ballot box this fall.