Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Exits The Ranks Of The Employed

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Update: those (few) worried if America's overactive Attorney General, best known for soon to be confiscating guns and perhaps shipping them off to Mexico, and doing nothing else in the past 4 years, will stick around for Obama's second term.

And no, before the questions pile in, she was not fired, as poetic as that would be (nor was she replaced by a 65 year old, part-time worker as is the case with the vast majority of the US labor force). She quit, saying "decided to begin a new future, and return to the people and places I love" and that as the product of "a large Mexican-American family I never imagined that I would...serve in a president’s Cabinet." From WaPo: "Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said in a letter to colleagues Wednesday she was stepping down from her post." Of course, using the BLS' own policies and "logic", this means the unemployment rate just ticked even lower. We look forward to Hilda's book due out in 6-12 months bashing, who else, Tim Geithner.

Full Obama statement:

Over her long career in public service – as an advocate for environmental justice in California, state legislator, member of Congress and Secretary of Labor - Hilda Solis has been a tireless champion for working families. Over the last four years, Secretary Solis has been a critical member of my economic team as we have worked to recover from the  worst economic downturn since the Great Depression and strengthen the economy for the middle class. Her efforts have helped train workers for the jobs of the future, protect workers’ health and safety and put millions of Americans back to work.  I am grateful to Secretary Solis for her steadfast commitment and service not only to the Administration, but on behalf of the American people.  I wish her all the best in her future endeavors. 

We will always miss Hilda's brilliance and insight, exemplified best in the following post:

Hilda Solis: Paying People Not To Work Saved Millions Of Jobs

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis made her ubiquitous post-NFP appearance on CNBC this morning and spouted the usual propaganda. However, while discussing how wonderful the ATRA was, the seemingly slap-happy Solis noted how great the fact that emergency unemployment benefits were extended for millions of people was - and that thanks to that (and the magic of the Keynesian multiplier), millions of jobs were saved. So, to sum up, paying people not to work, saved millions and millions of jobs? Indeed America, indeed.

Must Watch from 3:00 onwards, she stumbles and shakes her head when pushed on the question of how many jobs we lost due to fiscal cliff uncertainty (no idea - none she believes) and then the money-shot on the unemployed and saving millions of small business jobs...


"By the movement that the President did [in ATRA negotiations] we saved millions of jobs"

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Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:31 | 3138329 pods
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I guess they saved millions of jobs-1?


Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:39 | 3138372 DoChenRollingBearing
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Ha ha!

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:46 | 3138415 trav777
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they found a talmuder to replace her with?

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:50 | 3138439 Stackers
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So I wonder what Soros funded "think tank" she'll end up at ........

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:55 | 3138456 THX 1178
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Everyones fleeing this sinking ship. First geithner now her. Oh and hillary right? Who else?

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 18:25 | 3138613 redpill
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Petraus, Panetta

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 18:54 | 3138695 goldfish1
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Showing the Emperor with no clothes is a major gaffe.

She quit when asked to resign. Can you spell D-U-M-B.

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 18:48 | 3138679 Squid Vicious
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dis ship aint sinkin bro, just takin' mo monies from folks like you who can affordz it!

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 18:58 | 3138717 goldfish1
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Hillary just bought time to avoid testifying in the Libya treason. She isn't fleeing the ship...there's still $$$ to be stolen.

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:56 | 3138465 otto skorzeny
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she'll just be a minority front-just like a"minority-owned construction firm" to get govt work in Chicago

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 18:12 | 3138549 Sylvia Plath
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She sounds delusional... 

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 18:18 | 3138580 LFRD
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She sounds manipulative and manipulated.

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 20:32 | 3139035 Stoploss
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It went a little somethin' like this:

9/11/2012 Obama: "WTF just happened??

Hilary: "IDK. Not my fault."

O: " throw the bitch under the bus!"

Hil: "Im not fucking testifying, got it?"

Hil: "OK, it's my fault". "Shit happens".

Hil: " It was a video, didn't you hear the story???"

Hil: "I have a headache"

Hil: "My blision is vurrred, it must be a stroke."

Hil: "Na it's a blood clot. Where did i come from again??"

Hil: "Did they get the video producer?"

Hil: "What happened again?"

Hil: "I can't remember shit, must be the blood clot, so i cant testify anyway. So, what happened?"

Hil: " Well, they should have asked for help if they felt threatened, a little communication goes a long way."

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:54 | 3138454 bunnyswanson
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Possibly, she is referring to the cash flowing on Main Street that can be attributed to UI extensions.  With a halt of that many checks, the trickle down theory will result, and businesses will lay off workers and/or close.  This is a popsicle stand, you see.

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:56 | 3138467 Praetorian Guard
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Jimbo Creamer is a fucking tool box. How anyone watches MADDDDDDDDDDDDDD MONEY, or how to LOSE YOUR MONEY LISTENING TO A FUCKING TOOL BOX, is beyond me...

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 21:16 | 3139200 Buck Johnson
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The rats are leaving the ship, even they know that this game is about to end and badly.

Thu, 01/10/2013 - 01:22 | 3139852 ball-and-chain
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Don't let the door knob hit you on the ass.

So long.

And thanks for nothing.

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:32 | 3138334 Tsar Pointless
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Out with the old liar, in with the new liar.

SADD (Same Administration, Different Day).

Or...DASS (Different Administration, Same Shit).

Whichever you prefer. Or both. I like both, personally.

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:46 | 3138410 SHEEPFUKKER

Was she a liar or just stupid? It's a fair question. 

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:50 | 3138437 JohnG
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In any case, good riddance.

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:53 | 3138451 Tsar Pointless
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Or both. I like both, personally.

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 18:26 | 3138617 redpill
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Agreed, I don't know why people so frequently rule out "all of the above"

Thu, 01/10/2013 - 00:13 | 3139699 old naughty
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Disagreed. I don't know why people so frequently rule out "none of the above".

Let's wait see...

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 23:27 | 3139576 thedrickster
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Half retarded affirmative action house plant.

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:48 | 3138429 Unprepared
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DATASS: Different Admin To Allow Same Shit

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 18:45 | 3138666 Squid Vicious
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Hopefully there is a qualified, or even not-so-qualified Orthodox Jew to take her spot... on a temporary basis, of course

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:32 | 3138335 Yen Cross
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Good riddance. Enjoy the "Coffee Shop" full of gen. Y'ers you entitled...

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:33 | 3138337 Shizzmoney
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I feel like I'm watching the crew jump off the Titanic

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:46 | 3138412 ziggy59
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No crew...rats

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:46 | 3138417 NotApplicable
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Happens every four years, regardless. That way, nobody is left around who is actually accountable.

Besides, government jobs cause memory loss, so one can only be exposed so long before turning into a complete imbecile, as evidenced by every long-term incumbent not named Ron Paul.

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 20:04 | 3138942 GeezerGeek
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Hillary didn't even have to have a real government job before she began to suffer losses of memory. Remember her memory problems back in the 90s, when she was first 'lady'? Remember the farcical song with the lines "I can't remember, my mind's in a blender..."?

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:34 | 3138349 Getting Old Sucks
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 She and Obamma must had read ZH the other day!

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:36 | 3138355 NeedleDickTheBu...
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Maybe she and Timmay can share an office at GS.  The question is who gets the "back desk" (seniority).

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:36 | 3138360 koaj
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off to go work with krugman creating trillion dollar platinum coins i guess...

we must move forward, not backward, upward not forward, and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom
Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:36 | 3138361 Mad Mohel
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"decided to begin a new future, and return to the people and places I love."

Headed back to Tijuana?

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 19:15 | 3138781 Argonaught
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Hilda's donkey show, bitchez!

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:38 | 3138368 Dre4dwolf
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Is that like the first govt worker in 20 years to lose their job? o wait she didn't lose it she left.


Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:41 | 3138387 jonan
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paper or plastic bitch!

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:42 | 3138392 buzzsaw99
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it sux to lose a wise latina like that

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:45 | 3138408 jonan
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she's about as wise as a bag of wise potato chips, and that's an insult to chips...

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:54 | 3138453 otto skorzeny
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may I suggest esperanza gomez as a replacement

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 18:09 | 3138537 buzzsaw99
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morticia is equally qualified

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 18:53 | 3138691 Squid Vicious
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they should just put "thing" in charge, taking money out of your pocket - he can handle that job as well as anyone in consideration

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 18:11 | 3138545 jonan
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she'll labor as your secretary all day long...

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:45 | 3138407 ziggy59
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Hmmm. Another friggin rat jumping ship...unless she developed a conscience (nah) over the holidays or maybe visited by the Ghosts of Christmas?

Wonder who the next BLS(one letter too many) mastermagician, or is it master-bator

Anyway, good friggin riddance to another asshole that sold her soul for her minute of fame

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:48 | 3138423 Manthong
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Well, she did get unemployment down under 8% for the couple months leading to the election show.

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:50 | 3138441 Seasmoke
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Now she is really doing her part to help the economy

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:51 | 3138445 JR
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Ah, the gusto of Tyleresque, the world’s greatest political economy art form; writing extraordinaire that zings the arrows of political and economic truth.

I love it.

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 18:44 | 3138656 Yen Cross
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 J.R  like that  eur-jpy trade idea over @ FXL. Still can't stand that ass clown Jamie Coleman though.

 I'm trading price action this month. h-4 and daily candles... MA's and TL's are out the window.  Apps. for the off topic exchange Z/H'ers

 " la' bruja es no mas'"..

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:53 | 3138452 JohnGaltsChild
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"I never imagined that I would...serve in a president’s Cabinet."

Not a bad gig since Obbie never met with his cabinet.

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