"Not now job-seekers, gotta run to fundraiser." Those words might as well have come from House Republican Job Creators Caucus Chair, Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.). It seems Congressman Ribble, a former small business man who helped form the Job Creators Caucus, had more important things to do than to stick around his own free jobs fair.
What was he rushing out of the fair to go to? A $1,000 a host skeet-shooting fundraiser 45 minutes away.
Here's Ribble on the announcement of the new Caucus in March: “No offense to my colleagues here, but we’ve created a caucus for just about everything under the sun except creating a job,” Ribble said in a press release announcing the creation of the caucus. “I hope this group of business owners-turned legislators can help fill that void.”
You really can't make this stuff up. It sounds like the only void that Ribble cares to fill is the one in his campaign bank account. I bet we can guess the number of his constituents attending that jobs fair that could afford $1000 to go to a fundraiser.