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.

Video by way of Michelle M:


9 Responses to “Harry Reid: Now That the Private Sector is Doing Just Fine, Congress Needs to Worry About Government Jobs”

  1. Granny55 on October 19th, 2011 2:59 pm

    Hell yeah – let's get a few more of these "employees" on the dole.

  2. SignPainterGuy on October 19th, 2011 3:24 pm

    That just seems wrong on every level.

  3. SignPainterGuy on October 19th, 2011 3:27 pm

    Is this the same bill that just failed to pass ? Harry is so disconnected from reality that he`s calling this farce the opposite of what it is and claiming, like Obumble that it will accomplish the opposite of what it will. So, nothing new !

  4. backwoods on October 19th, 2011 3:37 pm

    I'm still trying to figure out why Harry Reid still has a job.

  5. Marshall_Will on October 19th, 2011 4:06 pm

    Obviously there's no pee test to be in the Senate. This is just infuriating. Harry's told some whoppers in his day but this is beyond the pale. Even for him.

    Well, at least it shows one good thing? They're reading Doug and MM's articles and can see for themselves how the posters are responding. Of course rather than address the HUGE inequity, they'll spin!

    Truesoldier had a great link on how DC has surpassed Silicon Valley as being the Best Compensated metro area. Yeah, THAT Silicon Valley.

  6. joyannaadams on October 19th, 2011 4:10 pm

    Baghdad Bob Harry. Las Vegas is being destroyed and he is talking to the camera's and saying that the government needs more teachers. And Saddam is winning!

    Only Baghdad Bob was much more fun.

  7. Marshall_Will on October 19th, 2011 4:57 pm


    We have friends, relatives and clients in LV and the word coming out of there is entire neighborhoods are imploding and collapsing. How difficult is it to imagine in the not too distant future descending into utter gang-controlled chaos?

    And when I say gang I don't mean bloods, crips etc. Impromptu, newly formed roving gangs of people that don't know how to get online to file for unemployment! This actually took place in Moreno Valley, CA when Cali's LAST housing boom died.

    Locals said it was so bad police wouldn't go in and bangers beat on your car until you paid your 'toll' and were allowed to pass. Not to worry, Baghdad Harry sez it's all good!

  8. Granny55 on October 19th, 2011 7:51 pm

    Evidently Harry has not spoken to his friends in the senate from Michigan because the unemployment here is higher than 9.1% and there are 0 govt employees in the free check line.

  9. imoforpcs on May 3rd, 2017 12:08 am

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