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The Full Employment Caucus

05 Feb

Fear not fellow travelers, the Congressional Full Employment Caucus has swung into action and our nations troubles are soon to be over.

“The creation of this Caucus provides a crucial platform for our colleagues in Congress and builds on the great efforts of the Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment Act of 1977, that I had the honor of working on as a Congressional staffer decades ago. This Caucus will continue that call to justice by working with advocates and job creators, to take an active role in creating the 24 million new jobs needed to end unemployment and underemployment, to reach full employment, and ultimately to grow an economy that works for all and eliminates poverty in America. We all know that the best way to tackle the deficit is full employment, and the best way to lift folks out of poverty is a good paying job. This Caucus will join with other caucuses in Congress, the Out of Poverty Caucus, the Progressive Caucus, and others, to reignite the American dream.” – Rep. Barbara Lee

This brain trust of highly qualified job creators will not rest until every break out session is completed, until every study group is formed and every luncheon is served. Our future is looking up!

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4 Comments

Posted by on February 5, 2014 in Open Thread

 

4 responses to “The Full Employment Caucus

  1. Marner

    February 5, 2014 at 8:25 am

    I predict it will be just as effective as Bachmann’s Tea Party Caucus.

     
    • Cluster

      February 5, 2014 at 8:27 am

      You’re probably right. I just hope the luncheons are well attended.

       
  2. meursault1942

    February 5, 2014 at 10:13 am

    “This brain trust of highly qualified job creators will not rest until every break out session is completed, until every study group is formed and every luncheon is served.”

    Ha! Reminds me of a great scene from The Life of Brian:

    JUDITH: They’ve dragged him off! They’re going to crucify him!

    REG: Right! This calls for immediate discussion!

    COMMANDO #1: Yeah.

    JUDITH: What?!

    COMMANDO #2: Immediate.

    COMMANDO #1: Right.

    LORETTA: New motion?

    REG: Completely new motion, eh, that, ah– that there be, ah, immediate action–

    FRANCIS: Ah, once the vote has been taken.

    REG: Well, obviously once the vote’s been taken. You can’t act another resolution till you’ve voted on it…

     
    • Marner

      February 5, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      Hilarious movie!

       
 
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