Rep. Jackson: Just hire the unemployed at $40k each, problem solved

Rep. Jessie Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) found a calculator. Why didn’t we think of this weeks ago? If the federal government just hires 15 million people who are out of work and pays them $40,000 each, it would only cost the federal government $600 billion. We can do that right?

This socialist – who has brought us House Joint resolutions demanding Constitutional amendments guarantying free and equal health care, education, housing, full and balanced employment, and a clean environment among other new rights – now wants to just have the Executive Branch outright hire 15 million people and just pay them. There are all kinds of things that need to be done, the federal government can just pay the unemployed to do them.


Again, Jackson is one of those socialist freaks who thinks his plan is the only way out of the crisis, Constitution be damned. Forget Congress, Jackson suggests, he’s on-board with Obama’s goal to implement parts of his job [killing] bill by executive order or policy.

He’s actually got the nerve to claim these new federal employees – being paid an average of $40,000 a year – will be contributing taxes into the system. Want to bet they’ll be contributing union dues as well? He’s outright delusional.

From on Obama just moving forward on his own with parts of his jobs bill…

President Obama: The American Jobs Act that I’m putting forward obviously contains many ideas like infrastructure investment that should be pretty straightforward, and our hope is — is that we are able to get those passed in the next couple of months. But we’re not gonna wait for Congress. Soooo my instruction to Jeff and Gene and Valerie and all the advisors who are sitting around the table is: Scour this report, identify all those areas in which we can act administratively without additional congressional authorization and just get it done. Anything that’s within our authority to do as an administration we start doin’ immediately, and we don’t wait for Congress.

The blame Bush card has been played and overplayed. It worked well, so now why not blame someone else? By blaming Congress as a whole, he’s covering his bases quite well since they have a terrible approval score. Leadership, that’s what this guy is all about … leadership.

Back to Jackson’s idea to hire everyone. He mentions “it could be a five year program.” That’s spending $600 billion a year for the next five years … that’s THREE TRILLION DOLLARS. (I have a calculator too.) That does not include the $104 billion for the states and $100 billion for the cities.

He actually claims “the problem within the states ends tomorrow for $104 billion.” His words.

Who the hell pays for all of this Jessie?

He would never answer that question, since it does not matter. Socialists like him don’t care, cause he’ll never have to actually worry about that part of the equation. It’s the rhetoric and promises that matter, not reality.

Pull Harder!

12 replies
  1. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    It is sad day when a run of the mill socialist like Jackson almost sounds rational when compared to an ?bersocialist like ?bama, who will end up spending $75K – 323K per job (depending on the source).

  2. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Let’s see what Little Jesse was referring to:

    “The Fourteenth Amendment, Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.”
    Jackson claims that “the Congress is in rebellion”, which is farcical, considering the role of the Congress as detailed in Section 5:
    “Section 5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.”
    I see no provision for a president to suppress a “Congress in rebellion”.? In fact, Congress is the entity responsible for enforcing the Fourteenth Amendment (and the others of course), not the president.? The Congress is doing precisely what is…

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      …what is prescribed in the Constitution as a separate, coequal branch of the government.? Little Jesse just doesn’t like the fact that Pelosi et al. can’t ram legislation through the House anymore.? Boo frickin’ hoo.
      I think Jesse Jr. went to the same history classes as ?bama, presuming he went to any at all.

  3. lkis229
    lkis229 says:

    This is all very scary stuff since potentially our “leaders” in Congress might think this is a great idea. Socialism – here we come!

  4. Shared Sacrifice
    Shared Sacrifice says:

    Why is it so damned easy to sue a private company that simply sells me hot coffee which I immediately pour into my lap, but there’s not a single lawyer who will cowboy up and take on Uncle Sam with me?? I think our political class should be hamstrung by the same litigious clowns that harass the rest of us.? I’d like to see a Joe Courtney break a sweat as? he thinks about the legal ramifications of voting for a bill that he hasn’t actually read.? I think our political system is the last bastion of the Wild West- we need to bring them under the umbrella of accountability.???

    • ricbee
      ricbee says:

      If you want to pay to fight a giant with unlimited funds & all the time in the world-you’re welcome to try. I did,but soon realized that to beat? Corrupticut would take a miracle. My lawyer did want to continue the fight tho.

  5. winnie
    winnie says:

    The unemployed will? be paying taxes for the tax dollars necessary to pull off the 40k/year scheme. How is this fiscally responsible?? And the use of “national emergency” as the reasoning?? We’ve been in the midst of a national emergency since Obama was inaugurated.? Just another welfare program that would aid O’s reelection chances.

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