Comment by Jim Campbell
If the U.S. and California were not tipping on the edge of the fiscal abyss, her tax and spend cluelessness would be funny. Elizabeth Emken sees no humor in the mess that the 79 year-old senator who is largely responsible for tax policies that have driven companies from California, in many instances overseas with resultant job loses pushing the country into another depression.
Americans are hard-working people and the most productive workforce in the world. So it’s ironic that, while most other nations are now moving toward our uniquely successful free market economy, at the same time Democrats like Dianne Feinstein want to take us in the failed direction of a government master planned socialist economy.
In her persistent drive toward the failed progressive model is she incapable of seeing the countries of Western Europe literally go up in flames, because they finally ran out of other people s money to redistribute?
The federal government has created so much uncertainty with its overreaching laws Obama Care and regulations that job creators, large and small, are unwilling to commit to expanding and hiring. The latest jobs report bears it out, showing once again the disappointing results of a lackluster and languid recovery with little hope ahead.
Millions of Americans, many of them right here in California, have simply become so discouraged that they have dropped out of the labor force altogether.
If the percentage of the population over 16 that was participating in the labor force was the same now as it was at the beginning of the recession and the unemployment rate was also the same, then our economy would have an additional 10.7 million jobs. Our country is almost 11 million jobs behind where we were in November 2007.
Elizabeth Emken promises to work with other incoming Republicans to revive our economy and remove the obstacles that have slowed American job growth. She speaks to Stewart Varney of Fox Business News here, a great interview.
This is what Californians want from their investment and demand from their leadership and our political leaders must understand that it’s not just about less government; it’s about more opportunity. Dianne Feinstein has never understood that while Elizabeth Emken having worked in the private sector understands the concept fully.
Opportunity is not found in government driven programs promoted by Democrats where bureaucrats unilaterally pick winners and losers and redistributes profits through the sinister tentacles of “shared prosperity.”
Real opportunity is where government gets out-of-the-way and allows the ingenuity and drive that has always sparked the American spirit to expand employment horizons and encourage the confidence to take risks and reinvest the rewards.
Feinstein and team Obama work against the U.S. Citizens not for them and it’s time for them to be fired. They have been running on fumes for far too long.
Small business owners want to grow, but the threat of more taxes, more regulations and high gas prices and health care costs have held them back. Students want to work, but the uncertainty of the Democrats’ failed economic agenda gives them little opportunity.
Women want to work, but the weakest recovery in American history is providing them no room to show their skills or fulfill their promise.
At a time when the overwhelming majority of Californians think our state is headed in the wrong direction, it’s clear that the fiscal policies created by Progressives and promoted by Dianne Feinstein aren’t working and they never will.
It takes a special kind of elitist indifference for Senator Feinstein to ignore the people of California by not explaining what she will do differently to fix the economic mess her policies have created.
California needs new jobs, new markets, new vision and new leadership, not more of the over-taxation, over-regulation and over-litigation that are crushing our job creators. California families are tired of the unemployment treadmill and California voters are saying they’re ready for a change in Washington.
You can help by sending Elizabeth to the U.S. Senate. Republican members of Congress have given Dianne Feinstein and her fellow Senate Democrats plenty of opportunity to encourage small businesses and empower job creators but have been ignored. They need a partner in progress and Elizabeth Emken is ready to replace the failed delusions of Dianne Feinstein.
Failure is no longer an option, firing Feinstein and Obama is mandatory.
See Elizabeth Emken’s position paper on Jobs and the Economy below: