If ever there was ever a politician that demonstrated the very clear need for ‘term limits’ it would be none other than current House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi. Now you would think that she would have long ago outlived any usefulness to her party, but apparently not. And it’s through the ‘wisdom’ of those in her district that she has continually been sent to Washington since 1987. And it was yet again, during her press briefing just yesterday, that she left folks scratching their heads as they tried to figure out exactly what it was that she might have been talking about.
Because it was during this briefing that she said that although unemployment is down, government dependency is not–and that wages must rise. Pelosi was asked: “The unemployment rate in May was 3.8 percent—the lowest it has been in 18 years. Is that good news?” To which she responded: “Well, as I said, unemployment rate is one indication. The fact is, and this has happened before, that people say: Oh my goodness, that people are saying the unemployment rate is down, why isn’t my purchasing power increasing?” Really? Is that what people are saying?
She then went on to say, “So, this isn’t just about the unemployment rate, it’s about wages rising in our country, so that consumer confidence is restored.” She said, “Because our economy will never fully reach its possibilities unless we increase the consumer confidence and that can only be increased by a better deal, better jobs, better wages, better future, and lowering costs to families–whether its prescription drugs, by really lowering the cost of prescription drugs–and that list goes on.” I thought I had heard somewhere that consumer confidence has never been higher.
Pelosi said, “This is one unusual time and I follow it closely, where the unemployment rate is down, but the dependence on subsidies, food insecurity, housing subsidies, and the rest, has not gone down because of the wage stagnation.” And she added, “So, in terms of the national stability of America’s working families, unless we have an increase–a very significant increase in wages–bigger paychecks, we are going to increase the frustration of America’s families because they’ll be saying: Hip, hip hooray, unemployment is down! What does that mean to me in my life? I need a bigger paycheck.’ That’s the apprehension American families have had for a while and continue to have and we must address.”
And she finally concluded by saying, “So, when we’re talking about this, it’s not increase more jobs so that we can subsidize more low-paying jobs by public investment, housing support, food support and the list goes on.” And added, “But to have living wages for people, justice, economic justice, social justice. Justice, it’s a very important value that America has.” And of course her little ‘it’s all about justice’ drivel is really nothing more than Democrat code for everyone needs to make $15 an hour no matter what their work level or experience happens to be.
I’m curious, does anyone remember, when unemployment was at 10 percent, how Pelosi was telling anyone who would listen that unemployment was a “good thing” because it gives you “free time” to pursue those things that your horrible job never gave you enough time to do, like learning a foreign language, taking up a musical instrument, volunteering at a homeless shelter, or spending the day with your adorable pet? The last thing any good Socialist wants is for everyone to have a good, decent paying, job. If everyone has a good job, nobody would need socialism.
And it is in Pelosi that we have someone who has zero knowledge of how a business actually works, someone who has never contributed one iota to the betterment of our society and someone who has, quite literally, spent decades manipulating the people while enriching herself via all manner of insider deals. We know that she and her fellow Democrats have an ulterior motive, and that motive is to put all small businesses OUT of business making it far easier to entice more Americans onto the government teat. Because that’s what the Democrat Party is really all about.
Pelosi has long been one of the primary cheerleaders of doom and gloom. Forget all the good things and find ANYTHING to complain about. When will the Democrats join Americans and celebrate the good that has been accomplished? Never! It’s in their twisted brains that Republican successes equate to Democrat failures. Who cares if the country is better off, let’s sabotage all that we can and talk down the success even if it means damaging the nation so we can get back into power. Democrats act more like enemies of the state than representatives of the people.
And we all know that if Barry ‘O’ were still in office Pelosi would be yelling from the mountaintops how wonderful everything is. If these were Barry’s employment numbers she would be claiming that the Democrats were the saviors of all mankind. These days Pelosi seems to serve no other purpose for the Democrats than that of comic relief. Sadly she will continue to get re-elected as long as she chooses to run and that’s just fine, because she’s the best thing that the Republicans have going for them. So keep right on talking, Nancy. You and ‘Mad Maxine’ Waters.
I really do hope Pelosi continues as one of the louder voices of the Democrats into the foreseeable future. She only serves to strengthen support for Republicans every time she opens her mouth. It’s because of her, and those like her, that that once much heralded ‘blue wave’ that was going to be sweeping Democrats back into power this November, has now all but disappeared. I firmly believe that Democrats have now gone from having the election in the bag to once again ending up having their collective ass handed to them. But the Republicans are still busy trying to lose.