Maxine Waters' overstatement of sequester-related job losses is getting a lot of airplay among conservatives as evidence of the left's mania for sequestration hype.
"We don't need to be having something like sequestration that's going to cause these job losses - " over 170 million jobs that could be lost," Waters told a press conference held in conjunction with other congress members. Alas for Waters, there are only 143 million jobs in total in the entire US.
Conservatives have fallen gleefully on Waters' remarks, and as a result her name is now trending on Twitter. "'Maxine Waters: Over 170 Million Jobs Could Be Lost Due To Sequestration.' And Bob Woodward is senile?" tweeted ConservativeLA.
Her position as ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee has come in for some snark too: "Maxine Waters, House Financial Services Committee member says 20M more jobs lost due to sequestration than people employed. Brilliant!" tweeted Ron4Right.
Via Mediaite and Twitter.