Our Labor Secretary doesn’t know her job. Or does she?

Posted by: Phineas on September 4, 2011 at 2:28 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Here’s another video from Naked Emperor News, this time of Secretary Solis at an event, perhaps a press briefing, at the end of last August. In it, she admits to not knowing that Texas has created the most jobs of any state in the last few years.

But that’s not all she doesn’t know. See if you can spot the real howler:

Solis admits to not having done a lot of research into why Texas has created the most jobs. Hello? She’s the Labor Secretary of a nation with unemployment mired at over 9% (and real unemployment at 16%) and she hasn’t been looking into why one of the 57 50 states is doing much better than the national average at job creation? She doesn’t have her department –the Department of Labor, for Pete’s sake– working night and day to find out why Texas can create lots of jobs, while the most recent report has the nation as a whole last month creating zero?

She can’t get on the phone and call Austin? She’s not the least bit curious?

Secretary Solis has been in her job for over two years, and we’ve had a lousy employment picture for longer than that. Just what has she been doing with her time?

Oh, wait. Instead of working to create jobs for all Americans, she’s fighting to protect the turf of labor cartels, a.k.a unions. So it figures she’d have no curiosity about what works in a right-to-work state, even if right-to-work seems to be a key.

Hilda Solis, United States Secretary of Labor Unions.

RELATED: Hilda Solis had problems with unions and conflicts of interest when she was a member of Congress.

PS: By the way, note how quickly she shifts the focus from the question asked to Administration talking points aimed to discredit Texas and, by association, it’s governor, who is running for her boss’s job. Coincidence, I’m sure.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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12 Responses to “Our Labor Secretary doesn’t know her job. Or does she?”


  1. Carlos says:

    Why in heaven’s sake would she be the least bit curious about why Texas is able to create jobs while she, as Sec. of Labor Unions, has overseen the destruction elimination of millions of jobs? The results of such a study could very possibly not be in line with her socialist ideology, and we couldn’t have that now, could we?

  2. Sefton says:

    With her pal Cecilia Munoz, former VP of La Raza, they’ve also doubled federal funding to NCLR (La Raza)…

    Not surprisingly, a big chunk of the money (60%) came from the Department of Labor, which is headed by a former California congresswoman (Hilda Solis) with close ties to the La Raza movement. Since Obama named her Labor Secretary, Solis has launched a nationwide campaign to protect illegal immigrant workers in the U.S. Just this week Solis penned declarations with Guatemala and Nicaragua to preserve the rights of their migrants.


  3. H Hazell says:

    I beginning to believe that the entire administration is a collection of spiteful dilettantes.

  4. Phineas says:

    spiteful dilettantes

    HH, that’s a great description.

  5. H Hazell says:

    As noted in the article, her quick shift from defending her lack of familiarity to an attack of right to work is classic form for the propagandists now occupying much of the executive branch of our government.

  6. H Hazell says:

    Phineas, were they more experienced and capable we’d be in far worse trouble as a nation. Unfortunately, the inexperience and general incompetence in matters of state will do harm enough by the time they’re replaced with grownups.

  7. Great White Rat says:

    Here’s the lie, er, I mean line, that jumped out at me:

    “We all know that the oil indstry has done very well during this recession…”

    Excuse me?? Isn’t this dimbulb aware of all the restrictions and outright bans on drilling that Sir Golfsalot has placed on the oil industry? Can’t these leftists at least get their own talking points straight?

    Also, isn’t she aware that Obama and Biden told us a year ago that we were in “recovery summer”? She shouldn’t be admitting this is a recession. I’m sure the Minister of Propaganda will have a press release out shortly to tell us what she really meant.

  8. Jim McDonald says:

    She does not know about employment, but she knows how to stop companies from hiring. Another union thug.

  9. Kate says:

    Happy Labor Day….my stomach just churns watching our President in Detroit. The chants of “four more years” make it an All-American event. Yeah, he’s in bed with the unions, but let’s not mention that! So I hope he enjoys this little policital pep rally…he has yet to do anything significant to create an atmosphere where companies would even want to create jobs! Can’t wait for presidential debates….

  10. Carlos says:

    What’s most galling is that his little union pep rally is all on the taxpayers’ dime.

  11. H Hazell says:

    I challenge Jimmy Hoffa Jr to produce the Tea Party Declaration of War against American workers. I also challenge the FBI to find the bastard son of many mothers that Hoffa wants dead and give him protection.

  12. Tex says:

    What in the world could us uneducated, backwards, gun-toting, bible thumping Texans possibly know about running a prosperous economy without the mental giants in the labor unions and their infinitely intelligent cheer leaders, like the politicians from the northeastern states, to guide us?

    I mean after all … we’re just a bunch of hick farmers and ranchers down here, with a governor who shoots coyotes with his pistol while jogging, not having yet been saved by the Gospel of Liberalism.