Pombo Finally Creates "Jobs Program"
This according to an article that just came out in Roll Call (subscription only):
Rep. Richard Pombo’s (R) Democratic challenger this week rapped the incumbent for finally creating a “jobs program” after obtaining a Republican memo advertising for $10-per-hour precinct walkers in the 11th district.Now, since I don’t have a subscription to Roll Call and can only see the first sentence of the article, I’m just going to have to use my imagination to flesh out the rest of the piece. But I have a pretty good idea of what they have to say.
You see, a few weeks ago, one of Jerry McNerney’s student supporters in San Joaquin County received an email from a friend, which he promptly forwarded to McNerney’s campaign headquarters. Here’s the text of the email:
For everyone interested in a job this summer, i have one for you. Job description is as offers: working for Richard Pombo for his 2006 campaign for Congressman( sorry, he is a republican). It pays $10 an hour. You work in Stockton. You can work any time for how many hours you want a day. Maximum hours are 8 per day. You can work 7 days a week if you want. You most likely will be walking percincts( goin to house and asking ppl to vote) or workin in the office entering information into computers. This job is open to anyone interested, hav to be a college student. You can get your friends to work with you if you want. I hav a max employee quota of 60 ppl. If you are interested in making an easy 10 dollars an hour, please call me at xxx xxx xxxx or email me at x firstname.lastname@example.orgOkay, let’s see here. 56 hours/week x 60 employees x 13 weeks x $10/hour. Wow! Assuming full employment, we’re looking at up to 43,700 hours, with $437,000 that Pombo has budgeted for “goin to house and asking ppl to vote or workin in the office entering information into computers.” I think it’s time for the Republican trolls to come over and tell us once again how unconcerned Pombo is about this election.
- ps. sorry for the democrats that got this email.
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