With California’s unemployment rate the highest it’s been since the year our junior Senator, Barbara Boxer, was born, I was wondering (yet again) what, in her 17 years representing the state in the United States Senate, that Democrat has done to create jobs in the Golden State. Last month the LA Times reported, “There is no obvious engine of job growth to put California’s more than 2.2 million unemployed residents back to work quickly.”
2.2 million people out of work? Well, the “so-called stimulus” which Mrs. Boxer supported did create 36,083 jobs, cutting that number by about 1.6%. Oh, wait, that figure refers to the jobs created nationwide. How many were created out here in the Golden State? Well, let’s see Jim Geraghty was able to find out how many jobs were created in New Jersey and Virginia by going to Recovery.gov. so, let’s go there. So, we find 2,260 jobs created (or saved) in the Golden State.
2,260 jobs created or saved, why that’s a whole one-tenth of one percent of the total unemployment in California. Wonder if that will make up for the jobs lost by the climate control legislation she’s sponsored with John Kerry.
So, for voting to busy the federal deficit and racking up the debt to be passed on to her grandchildren–and their peers–Mrs. Boxer has helped create (or save) a paltry 2,260 jobs in a state with over 30 million people. That’s about one-fifth the number of “net 12,300 jobs” California employers slashed in August alone.
And we don’t know how many jobs the Golden State will lose if her latest big government scheme is enacted.
Let’s hope we never find out.