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12.02.2010 0

A Taxpayer Stage for Hilda Solis has learned that Obama Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, in the wake of a freeze of federal salaries, will have a special taxpayer-funded stage constructed for her to perform an interview this Friday. The cost of the stage for the taxpayer is still unknown–but is utterly ridiculous.

Carl Fillichio, the Senior Adviser to Hilda Solis on Public Affairs, has ordered the construction of a stage to accommodate CNBC, who is scheduled to interview Solis tomorrow morning in conjunction with the release of unemployment numbers. Apparently, the dozens of locations throughout the Department of Labor fortress are not good enough for Solis.

An email obtained by sent by Carl Fillichio shows that excitement is running high around DOL over Solis’ appearance on CNBC:

From: Carl Fillichio – Public
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2010 1:13 PM
Subject: CNBC at DOL Tomorrow

Dear Colleagues,

The business world will be watching DOL tomorrow morning!

I’m delighted to announce that the CNBC show “Squawk Box” will be broadcasting live tomorrow at 6:00am to 9:00am from the Frances Perkins Building’s Labor Hall of Fame.  Secretary Solis will appear on the show.

DOL operations will not be affected, but there will be a few minor restrictions in the area to accommodate the event: During the set-up, broadcast and “take-down” of the show (5:00am – 9:30am), the walkway on the east side/2nd Street of the Labor Hall of Fame (from the auditorium to the north elevator bank) will be closed to foot traffic.  The walkway on the west side/3rd Street of the Labor Hall of Fame will remain open to allow access to and from the north elevator bank, the offices in the north end of the building, and the child care center.

Please let me know if you have questions.   This is a terrific reflection of the great work we do at the department, and a unique opportunity to show it off!


Carl A. Fillichio
Office of Public Affairs

If Carl Fillichio thinks that 9.6% unemployment is great work, perhaps he should be in an unemployment line.

But we are all wondering if the people that construct Solis’ stage be included in the Stimulus jobs created/saved report?

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