Justin Haskins: Rep. Ilhan Omar’s government jobs program would be economic disaster

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., is so far-left and so focused on grabbing the national spotlight with her radical and dangerous proposals that many Democrats in her district are eager to replace her, which explains why she faces a tough primary fight Aug. 11 against two challengers.

Describing all of Omar’s fringe proposals would take a book. Among the most harmful is one she has introduced with Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., that would create a massive new budget-busting program to give millions of Americans make-work government jobs.

Coming on top of trillions of dollars in economic stimulus spending already approved by Congress and expected to be increased to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, Omar’s proposal would send the federal deficit soaring to almost unimaginable heights, requiring massive tax increases at some point to avert national bankruptcy.

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If Democrats keep control of the House and capture the Senate and White House in the November election and enact a jobs guarantee program like this, our economy might never fully recover from the damage.

Omar and Watson’s proposal is called the Workforce Promotion and Access Act. It would permit

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