Rep. Jesse Jackson urges 'extra-constitutional action' in jobs crisis
The fact that the idiot likens GOP opposition to Obama's jobs bill with Southern rebellion in 1860 recommends the Congressman for early committal to an insane asylum.
But how creepy is this closet authoritarian when he recommends the suspension of constitutional liberties in an economic crisis?
The Daily Caller:
Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. told The Daily Caller on Wednesday that congressional opposition to the American Jobs Act is akin to the Confederate "states in rebellion."
Jackson called for full government employment of the 15 million unemployed and said that Obama should "declare a national emergency" and take "extra-constitutional" action "administratively" -- without the approval of Congress -- to tackle unemployment.
"I hope the president continues to exercise extraordinary constitutional means, based on the history of Congresses that have been in rebellion in the past," Jackson said. "He's looking administratively for ways to advance the causes of the American people, because this Congress is completely dysfunctional.
"President Obama tends to idealize - and rightfully so - Abraham Lincoln, who looked at states in rebellion and he made a judgment that the government of the United States, while the states are in rebellion, still had an obligation to function," Jackson told TheDC at his Capitol Hill office on Wednesday.
"On several occasions now, we've seen ... the Congress is in rebellion, determined, as Abraham Lincoln said, to wreck or ruin at all costs. I believe ... in the direct hiring of 15 million unemployed Americans at $40,000 a head, some more than $40,000, some less than $40,000 - that's a $600 billion stimulus. It could be a five-year program. For another $104 billion, we bailout all of the states ... for another $100 billion, we bailout all of the cities," he said.
I doubt this moron ever cracked a history book in his life. There is a difference between a congress being "dysfunctional" and "in rebellion." And, of course, a congressional "rebellion" is not a revolution against the United States or its government, but rather a president - usually of the same party as the congressional majority!
His idea about the government hiring 15 million people - doing what he doesn't say - echoes the idiocy of the Occupy Wall Street protestors. And can you imagine the stampede if the government were hiring at $40 thousand a head? Most of those making less than that would quit their jobs to get a piece of that action. Also, the congressman might want to note that we sent $180 billion to states in 2009 and many of them are worse off today than they were then.
Where does America get these clowns who serve in Congress?
Hat Tip: Ed Lasky