Darrell Issa loses track of the jobs
Darrell Issa has been a big booster of the debt ceiling deal that the tea party helped push through Congress earlier this week. Such an enthusiastic fan that, even though the deal will cost the country 1.8 million jobs in 2012
, Issa laments that "so little is being done
" in that first year. As a preview of what to expect, the Dow dropped 500 points as soon as the ink was dry on the deal that Speaker John Boehner said was 98% of what he wanted. Not exactly what most would consider an economic triumph, but for Issa, it's just the most recent piece of his job-killing legislative agenda.
In June, Darrell Issa trumpeted new legislation to eliminate nearly 400,000 jobs
as part of his plan to help the economy. Since then, he's been working to eliminate thousands of Postal Service jobs and he continues his efforts to close the courts
to working Americans. Issa's approach to the economy has been clear all along.
So it's an unique brand of hubris that Issa had on display this week when he took to Twitter to criticize
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's record
. He trots out a criticism of last year's landmark healthcare reforms, apparently ignoring that the popular Republican "job-killer" slur has been comprehensively disproven
. Somewhere, Karl Rove must be smiling about this textbook illustration of attacking your opponent from your own glaring weakness, but reality isn't so forgiving.
So instead of being slowed down by the reckless impact of his job-killing agenda, Issa is picking up speed with the Tea Party agenda. He's refusing
to let the USPS suspend its overpayments and refusing federal funding to help with reforms, and it's the Tea Party that's helping marshal support
, and Issa remains a strong supporter of the Ryan Plan to privatize Medicare
. While Speaker Boehner may have gotten 98% of what he wanted from the debt deal, it's clear that Darrell Issa isn't done costing this country jobs yet.