The kind of mindset required to stave off any semblance of an economic recovery was on full display this morning, courtesy of the Harry Reid:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday said Congress needs to worry about government jobs more than private sector jobs, and that this is why Senate Democrats are pushing a bill aimed at shoring up teachers and first responders.
“It’s very clear that private sector jobs have been doing just fine, it’s the public sector jobs where we’ve lost huge numbers, and that’s what this legislation is all about,” Reid said on the Senate floor.
Reid was responding to comments from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who accused Democrats of purposefully pursuing higher taxes as part of the teacher/first responder bill, S. 1723, so Republicans would oppose it. McConnell said the bill was meant to fail in order to give Democrats an issue to run on in the 2012 election, but Reid said the Republicans are simply trying to defeat President Obama in any way they can.
Hey, why not follow the advice of the Senator from the state with the highest unemployment rate in the country?
Nice of Harry to inform us that the private sector economic turnaround is complete. For a minute there I was worried.
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