He said what?

October 11, 2011

Congressman Keith Ellison, (Idiot – Minnesota) says that government regulations create productive jobs. Via RCP:

I think the answer is no,” Ellison said when asked if he believes regulations kill jobs. “And here is why: When we talked about increasing fuel efficiency standards, the industry responded, and they need engineers and designers and manufacturers, and they need actually more people to help respond to the new requirement.”

“I believe if the government says, look, we have got to reduce our carbon footprint, you will kick into gear a whole number of people that know how to do that or have ideas about that, and that will be a job engine. I understand what you mean, because if anything adds a cost to a business, you could assume that that will diminish that business’s ability to hire. But I don’t think that’s actually right. I think what businesses want is customers and what — if they are selling product, if they have a product to sell they will do well even if they have some new regulations to meet,” the Congressman said.

I weep for the people of Minnesota and the Powerline guys.

This is what passes for economic intelligence in the Democratic Party. There is no profit or loss, no revenue or cost, no supply or demand, there is only compliance. They are like the Borg of economic destruction. The stupid runs deep…all the way to Obama:

President Barack Obama urged US companies to “step up” and hire more workers, saying they owed it to taxpayers who supported them during the downturn, during a town hall event broadcast Thursday by CBS News.

No demand? No problem? Just hire people until you have no cash flow…then the problem goes away…because you don’t have a business any longer.

Don’t know Ellison?

In the Weekly Standard back in 2006,  Minnesotan Scott Johnson of Powerline informed us about Ellison in  Louis Farrakhan’s First Congressman :

AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME in history, it is a matter of note that Congress is about to re ceive its first Muslim member. Keith Ellison, currently a Minnesota state representative, is poised to succeed 14-term incumbent Democrat Martin Sabo in the Fifth District, which includes the city of Minneapolis. Ellison’s endorsement by the Demo cratic-Farmer-Labor party is tantamount to his election in what is one of the safest Democratic seats in the country. Thus, at age 43, Ellison stands positioned not only to win that office but also to hold it as long as he chooses.

Ellison’s Muslim faith has generated no controversy in the campaign. On the contrary, it has served to insulate aspects of his public record from close scrutiny in a city whose dominant news organ, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, is a paragon of political correctness. With the exception of columnist Katherine Kersten, the Star Tribune has scrupulously avoided examining Ellison’s long train of troubling associations, foremost among them his ties to the Nation of Islam.

Ellison’s record also includes a multitude of embarrassments of the traditional kind. He fell afoul of the IRS after failing to pay $25,000 in income taxes; he ignored fines that he had incurred for parking tickets and moving violations so numerous that his driver’s license was suspended more times than he can remember; he was fined for willful violation of Minnesota’s campaign finance reporting law. It amounts to a striking pattern of lawbreaking since he undertook the practice of law in 1990.

More at Powerline here.

9 Responses to He said what?

  1. Steve on October 11, 2011 at 7:33 am

    “This is what passes for economic intelligence in the Democratic Party”

    The good news is that liberalism is being EXPOSED for the Failure it is 😳

    2012 will prove that America has REJECTED the failed ideology of liberalism

  2. Steve on October 11, 2011 at 7:38 am

    …speaking of RCP …was just over their looking at their NEW Polls:

    Romney still owns NH but CAIN Still Surging
    …and, CAIN Overtakes Perry into the #2 spot:

    — Quinnipiac – Cain 21, Romney 21, Perry 11 (Cain tied for 1st)

    NBC – Romney 26, Cain 20, Perry 11 (Cain +9 over Perry)

    (New Hampshire)
    — NBC – Romney 45, Cain 13, Perry 7 (Cain +6 over Perry)
    — UNH – Romney 37, Cain 12, Perry 4 (Cain +8 over Perry)
    — Harvard – Romney 38, Cain 20, Perry 4 (Cain +16 over Perry)

    (General Election)
    — Gallup – Romney 20, Cain 18, Perry 15 (Cain +3 over Perry)
    — Bloomberg – Romney 24, Cain 16, Perry 13 (Cain +3 over Perry)
    — Rasmussen – Obama 42, Cain 39 (Cain UP +15 Points since March)

    (RCP Average as of Oct 11th)
    – Mitt Romney = 21.9 (Down 3.1 from his highest RCP Avg)
    – Herman Cain = 16.4 (5.5 gap from Romney)
    – Rick Perry = 15.3 (6.6 gap from Romney)

    Gingrich & Paul tied for 4th at 7.7 each – a 14.2 gap from Romney

  3. Steve on October 11, 2011 at 7:42 am

    This should help create an interesting debate tonight 😉

  4. Steve on October 11, 2011 at 8:06 am

    From PPP’s twitter account: on their new poll (not yet released)

    “Perry’s national favorability now 23/57, representing a drop of another 14 net points from his already horrid September standing
    — PPP Polling (Raleigh, NC)

    It’s very revealing that (as Perry sinks), Mitt Romney does Not appear to be picking up ANY of Perry’s losses. Note that Mitt Romney’s RCP avg is actually down 3.1 points from his previous 25 point high

    Meanwhile, Cain appears to be the clear recipient of Perry’s political demise

    As that trend continues, the mathematics say Cain will overtake Romney 😯

    We shall see…

  5. Steve on October 11, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Up on Drudge now…

    SHOCK POLL: SC Primary: Cain 26%, Romney 25%, Perry 15%…
    Cain, Romney tied in VA…

    …yes, this should help create an interesting debate tonight indeed

  6. Steve on October 11, 2011 at 9:22 am

    — short YouTube video below
    Herman Cain TO: leftist race-pimp 😳 Harry Belafonte
    “I Left the Democrat Plantation a Long Time Ago”

    Heh. The left is already starting with their “Uncle Tom” and racist idiocy.
    …it just goes to show how terrified these leftists are of Herman Cain
    especially for them to be flailing so wildly this early in the game!! Love it…!!

  7. Steve on October 11, 2011 at 9:29 am

    …and the #1 rated comment on that video:

    “The Jesse Jacksons, Al Sharptons, Cornell Wests, Barack Obamas and liberal democrats of this world have a vested interest in keeping black people poor. For this is where they draw their power from. By keeping them poor, the Jacksons of this world bemoan their plight and blame republicans for it. Without poor people to exploit, these people would have no reason to gripe. Years ago, when I was a Democrat, I figured this out. Keep ’em poor and in line. That’s one reason I became a republican.”

    …might that be another reason why the left is terrified of Herman Cain?

  8. Steve on October 11, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Full Video HERE

    Not even a tiny bit of “political correctness” was used in that interview!!

  9. Chicago Conservative on October 11, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Keith”Koran”Ellison strikes again.