Congressman Jim Moran, my Democratic Congressman from the eighth district of Virginia, was recently on Hardball on MSNBC where he told Chris Matthews that the U.S. Economy “has recovered.”
In the video, even Chris Matthews was surprisingly very skeptical when Moran said this, asking if the job numbers are actually as good with all of the Government jobs being created.
My first question after seeing this video is, what is he smoking?
Vice President Joe ‘Plugs’ Biden recently admitted to a room full of supporters in Wisconsin that “there’s no possibility to restore 8 million jobs lost in the Great Recession.” Paul Krugman, the liberal economist thinks the U.S. in the throws of a third depression. Many other economists see a double-dip recession looming. The President and Congressman Moran’s response?
Let’s spend more money we don’t have.
As for the remark Congressman Moran made in the above video that the Democrats have created more jobs in the last six months than in Bush’s eight years? One only has to spend a few minutes Googling the information to find that that is quite simply a flat-out lie.
While President Bush didn’t create anywhere near the 23 million + jobs that Bill Clinton did during his time in office, or the 16 million + that Reagan did but, he did manage to create 3 million new jobs. Maybe the Congressman was including the Census jobs which we know now to be a complete farce. Several Census whistleblowers have come forward to explain how they were hired and fired several times by the Census. The problem? Each time they were rehired counted as a ‘new’ job. These jobs are temporary jobs. When their term ends, how high will unemployment go?
Clearly, the economy has not recovered as the current Administration and Congressman Moran would have you believe.
Patrick Murray, Congressman Moran’s challenger this fall writes:
Even Chris Matthews was aghast forcing Congressman “Out of Touch” Moran on air to concede it was only temporary government census jobs that were keeping unemployment under 10%.
If Moran is willing to accept 10% unemployment and anemic private sector job creation as the new normal, then it is time for the 8th district to get a new Congressman.
As your representative in Congress, I will fight for the creation of good jobs. I will fight for fiscal sanity in our federal budgets. And I will fight to eliminate the type of “earmarks for sale” politics that “Out of Touch” Moran has perfected over the years. In short, unlike Congressman “Out of Touch”, I will fight for you.
It is time to retire Jim Moran. He is clearly out of touch. We voters of the Eighth District cannot afford him anymore.