Now we learn who Harry really works for

This quote says it all about who Harry Reid really represents:

“And 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.”

Investor’s Business Daily today has the real numbers:

“Government data — available on the Web to all, including Reid — show 6.257 million private-sector jobs lost since the recession began in December 2007. That’s a 5.4% decline. By comparison, government employment at all levels — state, local and federal — over that same period has fallen by about 392,000, or just 1.75%. If you look just at Reid’s employer, the federal government, the number of jobs actually increased by 63,000 since 2007 — a 2.29% gain.”

Enough said?

No, IDB added this as lagniappe:

“This why the typical household in the Washington metro area — where government is the No. 1 employer — earned $84,523 last year, or 69% higher than the national median of $50,046. Federal employees took home $126,000 — two and a half times the U.S. median.”

8 comments on “Now we learn who Harry really works for

  1. Joe says:

    Thanks for the graphs, showing that the upswing in private hiring began…when the Reid-Obama stimulus bill kicked in! In fact, under Obama, private hiring is up and govt hiring is down. And the alleged impact of the health insurance act that the Democrats rewrote from the Republican plan of 1994 but now Republicans somehow hate? None.

    That one graphic puts the Bush v Obama jobs picture in clear relief. I’m sure you didn’t intend to, which makes this even more brilliant. Thanks!

  2. It proves government jobs were retained by giving way stimulus money. Any private job tick up can't be credited to stimulus.

  3. Steve says:

    It also shows that continued stimulus of any kind is expressly not for any private sector assistance. As Harry says the private sector is just fine its the public sector that is losing all the jobs and homes.

    You know if that is the case I say shrink the public sector by 80% more! Senator Reids’ healthy private sector will hire all those highly skilled public sector workers, because as we are all constantly reminded, public sector workers are the most highly trained and skilled people in the work force. This means private sector employers should be able to put these people to work right away no expensive training required! It also means the public sector is over loaded with employees, explaining why we constantly see one guy with a shovel and 6 supervisors taking notes and directing.

  4. I can't add much to that.

  5. Steve says:

    UUH OH Joe, looks like we are both wrong.

    All sarcasm from before asside:

    Politifact checks it and not so happy about Harry’s choice of words and this is also traditional with Harry as it turns out.

    Guess we better leave those public jobs alone and concentrate on getting the money flowing in the private sector again. Once money is flowing in the private sector demand for government services naturally follows and grows which requires adding to that workforce. Thing is government actually is the last sector to feel the effects of recession and is also the last to feel the effects of recovery. That is very similar to the tourist based economy we have here.

    In the past the recessions were centered elsewhere in the country, this time the recession by many accounts began here. Once it spread to other places it not only worsened the recession here it followed the old pattern of effecting the tourist economy near to last. Now the strip seems to be recovering next will be our housing values which coincidently was the cause of the whole nightmarish mess. Last will be local government, while nationally other local governments will have recovered before ours.

  6. Steve says:

    Also a question is raised about Harry’s choices of words. Just why is an orator by trade (politician) constantly needing an assistant to correct what that orator (Harry) says?

    Rhetorical question, its because Harry no longer knows what he is saying and cannot correct it himself. Even if he were to admit to being mistaken in the first place.

  7. Harry has boot in mouth disease.

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