Thursday, August 18, 2011

VIDEO: Constituents asking pesky question, 'Where are the jobs?'

Certain members of Congress (such as premium wine enthusiast Paul Ryan) aren't holding free town hall meetings this August because they get asked that anoying "Where are the jobs?" question.

All over the country, people are protesting Congress's failure to end the jobs crisis that's destroying America. And the mainstream  media is sorta-kinda noticing.

Fox News (yup, Fox) reports on a demonstration at a Minnesota golf club where House Speaker John Boehner attended a $10,000-a-head fundraiser with two congressmen. One of the congressmen, Chip Cravaack, is facing questions about his commitment to his district since his family is moving to New Hampshire. Apparently his wife got a better job in the Granite State.  Which suggests....maybe there's a job problem in Minnesota??

Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown also got a nasty surprise at a high-dollar fundraiser. A whole bunch of angry protesters showed up outside. Daily Kos has a great video of the action. (We like the guy who offers him a dollar bill and suggests he come out and talk to the regular people.)

If your job is getting shipped overseas, one Republican congressman has an answer: Find a new job.

We're not kidding. Political Correction reports that Colorado Rep. Cory Gardner told one of his constituents to look for work elsewhere after she said her employer was shipping jobs to Vietnam.
When the woman explained that her employer is shipping jobs to Vietnam, Gardner offered a vague response about the need to "create a business environment that actually starts creating American jobs." The woman was unsatisfied, saying that she wants to keep her current job, as was another constituent who complained that corporations "get tax incentives" for sending jobs overseas. "If that company can succeed, I would hope that they would share their success with you," Gardner answered. "If they are not, maybe that's not a great company to work for."
No wonder they don't like the town halls.