Bonamici acknowledges key issue is JOBS

by NW Spotlight

In a radio interview on KEX today, Suzanne Bonamici was asked what the key issue in the race was. She answered “Jobs; jobs and the economy.” She got that right.

Suzanne Bonamici is a lawyer, married to another lawyer – David Wu’s long-time lawyer, in fact. Suzanne’s opponent, Rob Cornilles, is a small business owner with a record as a job creator and a plan to create jobs once elected.

Any evidence Bonamici knows how to create jobs?

Suzanne began serving in the Oregon Legislature on January 2, 2007; just under five years ago. In that time, her party has enjoyed dominant control of state government. They have controlled the Senate and the Governor’s office all that time, and they controlled the House for the first four years – and in the last year they’ve had to split control of just the House. For much of the past five years, Suzanne’s party has enjoyed super-majority in the Legislature. There can be no excuse that her opposition party caused anything – they haven’t controlled ANYTHING in the state government in that time.

When Suzanne took office, Oregon’s unemployment rate was 5.1%, and 97,000 Oregonians were unemployed.

Now Oregon’s unemployment rate is at 9.1%, and 182,000 Oregonians are unemployed.

Where is the evidence that Suzanne knows how to create jobs? Obviously Oregon’s economic woes are much bigger than the Oregon Legislature – but the numbers certainly show that there’s no indication that Suzanne knows how to create jobs.

As Suzanne said, the key issue is this race is jobs. Oregon’s first congressional district needs a proven job creator, a small business owner, not another lawyer in Washington D.C.

Oregon’s first congressional district needs Rob Cornilles.

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  • 3H

    LOL..  such a hatchet job.  C’mon, you’re singing to the choir here.   Something a little meatier and more considered would be nice.  Not a 30 second spot on TV (but be sure to use the grainy photograph).

    • guest

      Oh you jargon kid, if you had two nuts, you could be mayor of Dundee.
      Whee!

      • 3H

        zzzzzzzzzz………

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  • None

    Tell us, what jobs bills have even been considered by the current “jobs, jobs, jobs” Republican Congress? Can you name any?

    • guest

      Yo Yahtze Tongue-None – your carpilaries are flowing with yellow urinalism bent for cleaning spleens donated for transplant in our what’s left of US society.  

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    • Honest Problem Solver

      Yes, Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) has over 75 co-sponsors, mostly republicans, a few dem.s…Mandatory free, fast and accurate E-Verify, would open up at least over 7 million jobs currently stolen by unauothorised workers. Name and details of bill @ http://www.numbersusa.com.

  • After emailing all Oregon legislators on several issues and usually getting zero replies, I totally agree Bonamici with worth zero as a legislator and will not serve in Congress any better.  

  • Econ101

    Government does not create jobs – people do. Except, of course, for do-nothing union jobs with high salaries, high benefits, and golden retirements. These jobs are fast becoming extinct, though, as “government” is running out of other people’s money.

    • JoelinPDX

      Government doesn’t create jobs? What have you been smoking. Lately about all government does is create jobs…it certainly isn’t doing anything else.

    • David Appell

      Govt doesn’t create jobs? How many people are employed by the defense industry? 

  • Honest Problem Solver

    Wish I could take Rob seriously, but we all know he will not push (nor will she) the easiest solution to this jobs problem – Mandatory E-Verify!

    It was Reported on TV in WA. state yesterday that over 200,000 Illegal Aliens were DENIED a job there, just last year, in just one state. Only because of a few companies Volunteering to use e-verify. Imagine the MILLIONS of jobs opened up if all had to use this nationwide!?

    Rob, maybe some of the corrupt employers will not donate to your campaign for bringing this up but, do YOU really want to make a difference for all of us? I dare you to prove it!

  • None

    Funny, the link for Cornilles’ “record” as a job creator doesn’t go to an independent source noting his record, it goes to his web site with unverifiable claims about his record as a job creator.

    One more example of hackery on Oregon Catalyst by an un-named, unaccountable writer.

  • valley person

    “When Suzanne took office, Oregon’s unemployment rate was 5.1%, and 97,000 Oregonians were unemployed.

    Now Oregon’s unemployment rate is at 9.1%, and 182,000 Oregonians are unemployed.”

    I guess it must be her fault that the national economy imploded under the presidency of George Bush. And I guess Rob Cornilles has the answers we have all been waiting for. Right.

    • JoelinPDX

      Your “liberal-ness” is showing again VP…good job blaming Bush. This is a the reason we don’t need four more years of Obozo. We need a president who will accept responsibility for the state of the nation not continually pass it back to his predecessor.

      • valley person

        I wasn’t exactly trying to hide it. I was just pointing out that Bonamici, as a state legislator, is hardly responsible for the events that caused the economy to crash and unemployment to rise. Nor is Obama for that matter.

        • Slinggshott

          BS valley
          pee,

          George
          Bush – unemployment 5.4%, gasoline $1.90/gallon, 2 foreign wars

          Hussein
          Obama – unemployment 9%, gasoline $3.50/gallon, 3 foreign wars

          We Bush
          was in office I was making $120,000 per year, with the Mooslim President I can’t
          find a job.

          • valley person

            Just curious. What point did you pick in Bush’s presidency to get those numbers? It sure wasn’t his last year.

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        • JoelinPDX

          How about unemployment, or how about gasoline prices, or Obozocare, or MMGW stupidity. That’s four things Obozo can be blamed for and that’s just for starters.

          • None

            Joelin, gas prices peaked at a higher level under Bush than they have so far under Obama.

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      • David Appell

        “Bush On Jobs: The Worst Track Record On Record,” Wall Street Journal, Jan 9, 2009

        http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2009/01/09/bush-on-jobs-the-worst-track-record-on-record/

  • JoelinPDX

    What did Forrest Gump say?  “Stupid is as stupid does?” Pretty much explains Bonamici just figuring out what our national problem is. She’d probably rather be blaming Bush for everything. Bush is, after all, for liberals the gift that just keeps on giving.

    Kind of makes you wonder who they’d be blaming if Kerry had been elected in 2006. Of course if Kerry had been elected, we wouldn’t have Obozo and that would be a good thing. Now that’s truly a dream…a world without Obozo…just think about it.

    • valley person

      If Kerry had won and the economy had crashed then YOU would have blamed him. in fact, you spend time blaming Barney Frank and he wasn’t even running anything.

      • JoelinPDX

        Last I checked I hadn’t blamed Barney frank for anything other than being half of Dodd-Frank and for that he gets a lot of criticism.

        • valley person

          i must have imagined it.

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  • David Appell

    It’s rather cowardly that Oregon Catalyst publishes this without anyone having the basic courage to sign their name to it. That makes it worthless.

    • Honest Problem Solver

      I disagree, we can also call in to radio and use any fake name, called freedom of speech and not inciting violence. I like it cause then people are not afraid too say what they really think. Censorship is for Communists not Americans.

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