Seriously. That’s Marco Rubio’s brilliant solution for unemployment and the recession. Shut down Congress and Washington DC for two years.
While appearing on CNBC, when asked for his solutions for fixing the economy if he were elected to the U.S. Senate, he answered:
“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.”
That’s the big secret to everything for the Grand Obstructionist Party these days. Do nothing, and apparently now the party of no, along with the Newt Gingrich “Contract With America II – The Sequel” they would like to continue doing nothing for at least two more years.
Rubio doesn’t exactly explain how this two-year recess of his would game fix the system, but I’ve got to say it begs the question: If this is seriously his proposal, what is he running for?
From Think Progress: