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Has Henry Waxman Visited his District Lately?

Since the “stimulus” passed last February, the (once-)Golden State lost over 700,000 jobs.  Los Angeles County alone has lost nearly 100,000 jobs.  Drive alone the once-bustling commercial thoroughfares in Hollywood and West Hollywood and you’ill see an increasing number of stores sporting “Available” or “For Lease” signs in their otherwise empty display windows.

Rhoda Morgenstern might have trouble getting work in the city of Angels.

And as LA languishes, the dean of its congressional delegation pontificates, calling in industry executives because their financial statements on the impact of the Democrats’ health care law don’t match with the lofty promises of those who authored it, many of whom, like Mr. Waxman, barely (if ever) labored in the job-creating private sector.

Waxman has been serving in the California Assembly and Congress for 42 years, having briefly practiced law during the Johnson Administration.

If Mr. Waxman truly carried about our district (alas, he is my representative in the House), instead of berating the job creators, he would be asking them what Congress could do to make it easier for them to create jobs.  And threatening letters from the chairman of a powerful congressional committee (which Mr. Waxman is) will likely not succeed in those companies expanding their employment opportunities.

UPDATE:  Michelle wonders if Henry’s gotten wind of the concerns owners of ski resorts have with the health care bill he so proudly supports.



  1. […] GayPatriot » Has Henry Waxman Visited his District Lately? Says: March, 29, 2010 at 11:54 am […]

    Pingback by The People’s Commissar, Henry Waxman Set To Bully Companies « Nice Deb — March 29, 2010 @ 1:02 pm - March 29, 2010

  2. I’d pay real money to see one of those CEOs tell Waxman to go screw himself.

    Comment by SoCalRobert — March 29, 2010 @ 4:27 pm - March 29, 2010

  3. Nothing like making a big stink by holding a Congressional hearing to keep the bad news from getting out. I mean to most people those quarterly reports are just noise. Put it into a big fat hearing though, and you have something they can pay attention to.

    Comment by Chris L. — March 29, 2010 @ 4:49 pm - March 29, 2010

  4. Poor, dilusional bastards…castigating “Big Business” as a cover in hopes that their constituents will remember this event as their legacy rather than the open bucket of dog puke camoflaged as a “Health Bill” that the Dems forced on them. Anything to get re-elected…sleazy at best, typical politics as norm. And THEY think that WE’RE stupid!!! Time for a HUGE change of personnel in Congress…………..

    Comment by G. — March 29, 2010 @ 5:21 pm - March 29, 2010

  5. I saw the Waxman story last night and I was torn between being outraged or happy about it. Outraged, because I can’t believe that a worthless bureaucrat thinks he has the right to drag successful CEOs and captains of industry into his throne room to scold them doing their jobs instead of deliberately running their companies into the ground for “the common good.” Happy, because this is absolutely beyond the pale. The Democrats are so out of control that they are now arrogantly dragging private business leaders into hearings so that their business decisions can be scrutinized and second-guessed by a gang of fools that couldn’t make a profit selling cocaine and vodka in the lobby of the Betty Ford Clinic.

    It’s bad enough that the healthcare bill gives them the power to veto premium increases (the insurers have to “justify” the rate hikes and essentially ask for permission from Congress to raise them) and to examine the insurers’ books to make sure they are spending 80-85 percent of premium dollars on medical care at the risk of having to refund the difference to the insureds. But apparently they believe that they have the right to veto financial measures taken by every other private company to survive the onslaught of Obamacare on their bottom line. It’s OUTRAGEOUS.

    It’s the same in California–the Dems in Sacramento pass laws regulating every minute aspect of the employment relationship purportedly to “protect” working families, but then they are completely baffled when companies decide to pack up and sprint to the nearest state line. The Democrats fully support free markets provided that no one is making a profit. I really hope one of these CEOs takes Waxman on at these hearings and rips him a new as*hole for pulling this fascist crap. Americans need to see Waxman put in his place and informed that he is nothing but a drunk-with-power civil servant who should tremble when business leaders send letters to his office, not the other way around.

    Comment by Sean A — March 29, 2010 @ 7:37 pm - March 29, 2010

  6. On a completely unrelated & catty note, every time I see him I’m reminded of the Mayor of Whoville in The Grinch movie starring Jim Carey! How can I take the Mayor of Whoville seriously?!

    Comment by Annie — March 30, 2010 @ 8:48 pm - March 30, 2010

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