So Be It (or: Jobs lost? Don’t Know, Don’t Care)

February 16th, 2011

Inspired by Boehner’s selective fatalism (Dana Milbank, Washington Post 2/16/11) and John Boehner’s funny numbers (Ezra Klein, WashingtonPost.com 2/16/11 10:25 am).


Boehner doesn’t care if Obama’s 200,000 new government workers go away

(Although according to BLS, federal job growth was only 58K).


Boehner doesn’t know and doesn’t care

How many jobs would be lost there.


According to Dana, the loss would be close to a million

(650K government and 325K civilian).


As Dana suggests, maybe Boehner wants the economy to stall.

That would help GOP 2012 election prospects, after all.

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Here’s Hardball’s 2/16/11 report on Boehner’s statement.

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Here’s Rachel’s 2/16/11 report on why the GOP likes the idea of government workers losing their jobs, showing the link between Boehner’s statement and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s union-busting.

 

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