Smartest woman in Washington. Fresh off of calling for taxing gangsta' banks for refusing to loan, this in spite of a new DoJ investigation into some big banks for granting loans that they were cajoled into giving by these self same politicians, is now calling for a trillion dollar jobs program. Sure honey, money grows on trees, well rather it can be printed in the basement of some federal building but somebody has to pay for it.
C'mon people, wisen up. Is there a single problem in America that liberals think can't be solved merely by throwing money at it? From poor performing schools and teachers to drug addiction their only answer always is throw more money at it.
Let's try this. Get the government the hell out of the way, give private business some reassurances you'll quit screwing with the rules of the game and won't come after them just because they don't contribute enough to your campaign fund. You don't even have to give them any monetary incentives, just agree to quit screwing with them. Tell the unions they aren't always going to get their way and if they want members get out there and compete for them and quit getting the government to tilt the field in your favor.
I wouldn't worry about Maxine being in any jeopardy come election time, from what I can tell she is the smartest member of the district she represents. Just like Hank Johnson from Georgia.