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Senator Reid and Obam: Clueless in Washington, D.C.


Reid signals government jobs must take priority over private-sector jobs

By Pete Kasperowicz – 10/19/11 10:16 AM ET

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday indicated 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 recent 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 that 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…

Does Senator Reid understand that the country has over 9% unemployment?  Does Senator Reid realize that his own state of Nevada is currently above 14% unemployment?

It’s difficult to feel sorry for government workers who rake in, on average, $126,000 a year, and yet our friends and family are out every day desperately looking for a job…..any job!   And, now, good old Harry says that the private sector is doing okay.

Yup.  Tell that to the 2,000 applicants for 2 jobs in Wisconsin last month.  Tell that to my friend who has been looking for a job for over 2 years.  Tell that to the man I overheard telling someone else that he didn’t even have $3.00 in his pocket! 

I don’t know exactly where Harry lives, when he’s not spending our money in Washington, but it sounds like he lies in Clueless… know, that’s right inside Washington, D.C. and President Obama is just down the street!