Pelosi to Face Protest at Texas A&M
Updated On: Feb 20 2012 02:47:36 PM CST
After attending a fundraiser in Houston on Sunday night, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is scheduled to speak today, Monday, February 20, on the campus of Texas A&M in College Station.
Conservative students have announced a protest against what they call her "Job-Killing" Legislation.
I’ve attached the news release:
College Station, TX – On February 20 at 5:30 p.m. former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi will be speaking at Texas A&M University. Starting at 4:30pm, the Texas Aggie Conservatives (TAC) will be protesting the economic legislation she has passed and continues to promote.
The conservative student group will be using street theater and protest signs, including a Grim Reaper costume to label Pelosi as a “job killer.” The protest will occur outside the entrance to the Annenberg Conference Center near the Bush Library on the west side of campus.
“Pelosi is a job killer. Her economic agenda is largely responsible for the continued high youth unemployment rate,” said Cary Chesire, one of the protesters. “Obamacare, out-of-control deficit spending, increased federal regulations, and heavy taxes are destroying the jobs that students like me will need when we graduate.”
The group draws their conclusions from a report released from the Bureau of Labor Statistics which indicates the unemployment rate for youth has hovered around 20%. This is comparable to the rates in Arab countries. The national average is 8.3%.
“I don’t want unemployment benefits when I graduate,” said Chris Woolsey, another protester. “I want a job. D.C. needs to stop the crushing spending and regulation, so that employers will have the capital to be able to hire people like me in the future.” The Texas Aggie Conservatives previously used similar street theater tactics against President Obama when he visited Texas A&M in October of 2009.
The Texas Aggie Conservatives (TAC) advances the conservative movement at the university, local, state, and national levels by educating students and the public through campus based political activism. It is a recognized student organization of Texas A&M University. For more information, visit www.aggieconservatives.org.