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.