Ever confident in the power of big government to save the state she represents in the United States Senate, our state’s junior Senator defended her vote for the so-called stimulus, er, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, back in February 2009, favorably citing the White House’s prediction that the legislation would “save or create approximately 400,000 jobs in California“. Do wonder how that career politician explains the latest unemployment numbers from the Golden State:
California, New York and Pennsylvania reported large job losses, partly reversing gains earlier this year. California said employers cut 29,200 jobs last month, with big losses in professional and business services, which includes accounting, engineering, and temporary services. The construction sector also lost jobs.
Cutting 29,200 jobs last month? With 11.7% of its workforce (officially) out of work, California now has the second highest unemployment rate in the nation. And our governor is still trying to maintain the state’s high tax rates.
Seems he doesn’t want to settle for second place.