Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Exits The Ranks Of The Employed

Tyler Durden's picture

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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pods's picture

I guess they saved millions of jobs-1?


trav777's picture

they found a talmuder to replace her with?

Stackers's picture

So I wonder what Soros funded "think tank" she'll end up at ........

THX 1178's picture

Everyones fleeing this sinking ship. First geithner now her. Oh and hillary right? Who else?

goldfish1's picture

Showing the Emperor with no clothes is a major gaffe.

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

Squid Vicious's picture

dis ship aint sinkin bro, just takin' mo monies from folks like you who can affordz it!

goldfish1's picture

Hillary just bought time to avoid testifying in the Libya treason. She isn't fleeing the ship...there's still $$$ to be stolen.

otto skorzeny's picture

she'll just be a minority front-just like a"minority-owned construction firm" to get govt work in Chicago

LFRD's picture

She sounds manipulative and manipulated.

Stoploss's picture

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."

bunnyswanson's picture

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.

Praetorian Guard's picture

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...

Buck Johnson's picture

The rats are leaving the ship, even they know that this game is about to end and badly.

ball-and-chain's picture

Don't let the door knob hit you on the ass.

So long.

And thanks for nothing.

Tsar Pointless's picture

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.


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

JohnG's picture




In any case, good riddance.

Tsar Pointless's picture

Or both. I like both, personally.

redpill's picture

Agreed, I don't know why people so frequently rule out "all of the above"

old naughty's picture

Disagreed. I don't know why people so frequently rule out "none of the above".

Let's wait see...

thedrickster's picture

Half retarded affirmative action house plant.

Unprepared's picture

DATASS: Different Admin To Allow Same Shit

Squid Vicious's picture

Hopefully there is a qualified, or even not-so-qualified Orthodox Jew to take her spot... on a temporary basis, of course

Yen Cross's picture

Good riddance. Enjoy the "Coffee Shop" full of gen. Y'ers you entitled...

Shizzmoney's picture

I feel like I'm watching the crew jump off the Titanic

NotApplicable's picture

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.

GeezerGeek's picture

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..."?

Getting Old Sucks's picture

 She and Obamma must had read ZH the other day!

NeedleDickTheBugFucker's picture

Maybe she and Timmay can share an office at GS.  The question is who gets the "back desk" (seniority).

koaj's picture

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
Mad Mohel's picture

"decided to begin a new future, and return to the people and places I love."

Headed back to Tijuana?

Argonaught's picture

Hilda's donkey show, bitchez!

Dre4dwolf's picture

Is that like the first govt worker in 20 years to lose their job? o wait she didn't lose it she left.


jonan's picture

paper or plastic bitch!

buzzsaw99's picture

it sux to lose a wise latina like that

jonan's picture

she's about as wise as a bag of wise potato chips, and that's an insult to chips...

otto skorzeny's picture

may I suggest esperanza gomez as a replacement

buzzsaw99's picture

morticia is equally qualified

Squid Vicious's picture

they should just put "thing" in charge, taking money out of your pocket - he can handle that job as well as anyone in consideration

jonan's picture

she'll labor as your secretary all day long...

ziggy59's picture

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

Manthong's picture

Well, she did get unemployment down under 8% for the couple months leading to the election show.

Seasmoke's picture

Now she is really doing her part to help the economy

JR's picture

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.

Yen Cross's picture

 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'"..

JohnGaltsChild's picture

"I never imagined that I would...serve in a president’s Cabinet."

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