Thursday, January 14, 2010

Rubio: Elect Me and I’ll Do Nothing

Florida Senate candidate Marco Rubio (R) suggests that one way to fix the economy is for Congress to do nothing.

Well the problem is the people in Washington don’t understand what’s causing it. They think that Presidents and Senators are job creators and they’re not. The job creators are people who have access to money, whether it’s their own or borrowed, who use that money to open up a new business or expand an existing one. And they’re not doing that right now because of the tax chaos and all the regulatory chaos and all of this uncertainty created in Washington DC. Perhaps the most stimulative thing they can do right now is take a two year recess or something.

In other words, Marco Rubio wants to win election to the Senate so he can take two years off? Sheesh, no wonder he wants the job: he’ll get paid over $100,000 to sit on his ass.

Aside from the asininity of the idea, he’s laboring under the wingnutty idea that all Congress does is make life miserable for the hard-working folks who toil and chafe under the thumb of the regulators. Perhaps Mr. Rubio missed the episode where the regulations were loosened to the point that Wall Street and the banks ran roughshod over the economy and got us right to where we are now.

I’m always wryly amused by people who demand less regulation and then sue the world when they get ripped off.