The following is Rep. Andy Harris’ (R-MD) response to the President’s speech to the Joint Session of Congress. Excuse me, Mr. Congressman, but you have GOT to be kidding, right? You must be drinking at the Ron Paul (R-TX) and Rick Perry (R-TX) trough, where minimum wage (and less) jobs are king and migrant workers are preferred over American teens. I challenge the Congressman to tell us what “job creators” he spoke to on the Boardwalk: the arcades, the temporary food vendors, the seasonal musicians…WHO?
The “Job Creators” on the Boardwalk bring in part-timers (no benefits) from foreign countries (THAT’S the way to support the youth of America) who, at the end of the summer, either go back to their countries or stay and go to school here. Meanwhile the “Job Creators” close up their Boardwalk enterprises and kick back for the winter, while collecting unemployment benefits. GOOD WORK IF YOU CAN FIND IT, HUH, CONGRESSMAN? Oh, wait…you did!
President Obama’s Jobs Plan: Stimulus II
“Over Labor Day weekend, I met with many small business owners on the Ocean City Boardwalk – a common theme I heard from those potential job creators was their desire to get government out of the way so that they could do what they do best: grow their businesses and create American jobs. President Obama’s newest spending plan is nothing more than a second Stimulus bill. Just like the first Stimulus passed by the previous Congress, it will not create jobs, but instead delay recovery, increase the debt and grow the size of government. I believe that common sense ideas like a balanced budget amendment, elimination of job-destroying regulations and making America energy independent will create American jobs and get us out of this recession.”