'Twenty thousand jobs are really not that many jobs'

Hey there, one of the many millions wanting to be employed unemployed. And you too, all the many pouring more and more of your once discretionary income into your car's gas tank. Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democrats, who once served in the notoriously corrupt Illinois legislature with a guy named Barack Hussein Obama (D) before both were somehow elected to wreak their havoc on the rest of the country, doesn't seem to think your situation is so bad.

Interviewed on Chicago's popular Don and Roma Show she brushed off concerns about the estimated 20,000 jobs the now vetoed Keystone Pipeline would have created by stating

"Twenty thousand jobs is (sic) really not that many jobs and investing in green technologies will produce that and more."

And the now grandiosely bankrupt green (as in consuming American dollars) Solyndra created how many jobs?

Schakowsky then spouted as to the real reason Republicans care about the pipeline--and it isn't about jobs or cheap energy or green technologies or reducing our reliance on Mideast oil or showing neighborliness to the Canadian suppliers or... Nope.

But I'll tell you what, you know it seems to me that the Republicans would rather have an issue than a pipeline.

Huh? The Republicans wanted a pipeline. And oh, by the way, so did her union allies, as Don and Roma courteously pointed out. She responded with shocked silence.

Interviewing Senator Dan Coats (R-IND) later in the day, the duo asked him about Schakowsky's attitude towards 20,000 lost jobs and the importance of the pipeline.

"Tell that to the twenty thousand people that woke up this morning and didn't have a job to go.  'Well, these don't really matter'. I mean this not only is jobs, this is less dependence on Middle East oil. And here we have you know, the President talking about becoming energy independent but he turns down the easiest way to do that"

To paraphrase Schakowsky, it seems to me that the Democrats would rather fulfill their agendas than get people jobs or improve the economy.