Labor Sec. Solis: “I do believe that we’re going in the right direction” on jobs

Posted by: ST on September 2, 2011 at 7:16 pm

This, my dear readers, is your quote of the day:

The US economy created no jobs and the unemployment rate held steadily higher at 9.1 percent in August, fueling concerns that the US is heading for another recession.

It was the first time since World War II that the economy had precisely net zero jobs created for a month.


“There are things that we know work that are waiting for action by the Congress,” US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis told CNBC.

I do believe that we’re going in the right direction, but we need cooperation and it begins with members of the House and the Senate agreeing to do something now,” she added.

Good grief.  Talk about tone deaf!

As to “the House and Senate [needing to] agree to do something now”, of course that’s code for “Blame the GOP.” In typical Democrat fashion, they can’t possibly take personal responsiblity for their own disastrous anti-business policies, policies that have been an epic miserable fail in terms of jump-starting our economy well into Year 3 of the Obama Era.   At the same time, they’ve obstructed any GOP efforts at making the business climate here in America conducive to hiring.  Democrats blame them instead because they know the MSM will run with it – and will at the same time do other liberal bidding on the jobs issue along the way.

It’s too bad the President can’t take questions during that joint session of Congress that will take place next Thursday night.  But then again, even if he did get to take questions and this was asked, he surely wouldn’t answer it. Not truthfully, anyway.  This administration’s philosophy is: If we tell a lie often enough, then the people will eventually believe it.


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13 Responses to “Labor Sec. Solis: “I do believe that we’re going in the right direction” on jobs”


  1. Phineas says:

    Hilda seems to have forgotten that her party had a near-absolute majority in Congress for two years. How much good did they get done?


  2. PE says:

    Been down so long, looks like up to me.

  3. bob jones says:

    The administration didn’t exactly give Gibson Guitars the feeling they are going in the right direction, but I guess that depends on what your intended direction is. So, I guess the administration is in their opinion heading jobs in the right direction by sending millions overseas and harassing or regulating thousands of other companies out of business the Chicago way.

  4. Bruce says:

    Is anyone in this current “administration” capable of rational thought. Just asking …8-|

  5. EllisWyatt says:

    You all are taking her remarks the wrong way. It IS the right direction if you believe in forced unionization.

  6. Carlos says:

    Gibson Guitars. The EPA. The EEOC. The NLRB. ObamaCare. Higher taxes. Raaaciiiism!

    What could the problem of new jobs possibly be, Mr. Presiden? Oh, I know!


    What a bunch of socialist chump thugs. (And yes, Ms. Solis, I include you in that statement.)

  7. SteveP says:

    She’s absolutely right and makes perfect sense-if the goal is the destruction of the American economy.

  8. Carlos says:

    To a gang of thugs, moving non-union companies out of “their” turf (which now constitutes the entire United States) or shutting companies that don’t play by the gang’s rules are the only two alternatives.

    Kinda like when a certain “community organizer” would walk into a bank and extort concessions from that bank. The bank’s only options (as explained by this certain law professor community organizer) were to give in to the extortion or lose money by being shut down by “the community” (which just happened to consist of the community organizer, three or four other activists, and maybe fifty other fools willing to physically threaten the bank and its customers.)

    He’s not trying to shut down the economy, although that’s the end result of his thug extortion policies. All he’s trying to do is make sure every company understands it is him they owe their allegiance to, not money, not greed, not the competitors, and certainly not economic idiocy like capitalism.

  9. Nate says:


    Can’t have it both ways GOP.

  10. Winston O'Boogie says:

    I believe Hilda is suffering from a severe case of OAS – Obama Adoration Syndrome. Nothing he can do is wrong and anyone who questions him is obviously an uneducated bigot. Facts don’t matter. Why cloud an issue with relevant facts? They just confuse the masses who need their opium…

    We have a chance to correct all this in November. I am not saying that anyone can make it happen in the blink of an eye, but, just as coming about on an Aircraft Carrier, the command must be given, the helm shifted, etc., until we have resumed our base course. Obama has taken us into the rocks and shoals. We must steer for open waters.

  11. Carlos says:

    Obhammud had a super-majority Congress for two years, Nate, yet he continues to blame the Repubs (and specifically GW) for the mess we’re in now.

    GW had a Republican Congress (and never a super-majority in both chambers) for 6 years, but it wasn’t until well into the Democrap Congress that the economy went south, Doofus.

    See if you can connect the dots there. I know it’s difficult, what with them being pointed out to you and all, but try real hard.

  12. Svensk says:

    O-M-G Obama Must Go…ASAP!!! Does anyone else out there ever wonder that unreality has actually become reality????? What used to be considered truth, is now untruth???? Must be the massive drug consumption of the American populace…..

  13. JiJi says:

    “There are things that we know work that are waiting for action by the Congress,” US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis told CNBC.

    If they know of things that work, why didn’t they use them during the years that Democraps had a super majority. This woman is either a liar or a nut case.