And you might know that if you were paying any attention to the jurisdiction you ostensibly represent in Washington.
As California’s Central Valley bears the brunt of Boxer’s environmental policies, with unemployment nearing 40% in some regions, Mrs. Boxer “challenged” her soon-to-be successor “to come with her to Fresno“. This from an piece defending the three-term incumbent for her record on jobs–as if the only way to create jobs is for the government to do it.
Well, when Mrs. Boxer airdropped into the state’s fifth largest city as part of a 9-city swing (perhaps her first visit of the year?), Carly had already been there nine times this year alone–not to mention her previous visits. In short, Carly Fiorina has long since met Barbara Boxer’s challenge.
And while Mrs. Boxer’s apologists assume that opponents of government spending schemes are the only way to create jobs (Ma’am, if they’re so successful, how come unemployment has increased since the one such scheme, the “so-called stimulus,” passed?), the president, to whom she serves as a constant apologist “understands deeply that governments don’t create jobs, businesses create jobs.” At least according to his own Treasury Secretary.
Barbara Boxer and her apologists might be more aware of her opponent’s record on jobs and her travel schedule if only they were paying attention to the campaign. But, they seem stuck in liberal think, assuming that only those favoring big government programs have plans to get the economy going.
If those big government spending schemes worked, we’d be having boom times –and not record unemployment — here in the (once and future) Golden State.