Harry says the darnedest things, part … I’ve lost count

Harry’s mind wandered off the reservation again today. While on the floor of the Senate, according to The Hill, the Senate majority leader declared that millionaires who create jobs are mythical figments of the addled minds of greedy Republicans.

“Millionaire job creators are like unicorns,” the website quoted Reid as saying.  “They are impossible to find and don’t exist.”

I guess it was an hallucination when I got that job working for billionaire George Mitchell in the oil fields of Texas. It must have been pure fiction that I worked on a Louisiana newspaper owned by a man who made millions selling chainsaws. It was just my imagination that I worked in Miami for the millionaire Cox sisters of the newspaper and cable TV fortune. It was a chimera of a job in Las Vegas for newspaper magnate Don Reynolds and banking millionaires of the Stephens family.

“Republicans say the richest of the rich in our country … shouldn’t contribute more to put our economy back on track,” Reid said. “They call our plan time after time a ‘tax on job creators,’ and I say so-called job creators because … every shred of evidence contradicts this red herring.”

Apparently the only shred of evidence Harry had was from an NPR story in which a reporter went looking for millionaire job creators who would be hurt by a surtax on millionaires and couldn’t find any.

Send money to Washington or invest it? Which side of that equation creates jobs for anybody besides Harry’s beloved public sector workers?

Wait a minute, Harry is a millionaire. If he has to pay the surtax, will the doorman at the Ritz Carlton get as big a bonus this Christmas?

12 comments on “Harry says the darnedest things, part … I’ve lost count

  1. I used to sell yachts on the East End of Long Island. Couldn’t afford one and neither could the folks who build them but we ALL made a good living and guess who bought them?

  2. Remember the yacht tax, Bruce? That didn’t hurt anything, right? Now where did John Kerry buy his?


  3. I think Kerry bought his in NC to save on taxes! And yep, the tax put a lot of good craftsman out of work.

  4. Nope, it was built in New Zealand. Then he moored it in Rhode Island to avoid a Massachusetts state tax.


  5. So much for buying American!

  6. By the way, Bruce, my son works for Brookhaven National Lab. We’ve visited the Guyland several times. Was there for the northeastern blackout a few years back.


  7. Athos says:

    The key qualifier was the NPR reporter can’t do his job, and should be fired. But that doesn’t happen in a government union job, does it?

    What an abject failure Harry THE CROOK is. Pitiful. And who in their right mind would give him that unicorn analogy?

    What drug is he taking?

  8. Steve says:

    Maybe you could create a special folder to put all the Harry Reidism’s so they could be displayed all at once.

    After a while string all the clips together in a montage for better effect.

    There must to be a ton of them by now.

  9. Good idea, Steve.


  10. […] job creators are like unicorns. They are impossible to find and don’t […]

  11. The East End was once a beautiful, clean, peaceful spot. I grew up on Peconic Bay which back in the day was teeming with fish, clams, crabs and all kinds of seafood. Then, the NY Liberals “discovered” the Hamptons bought up all the beach front property they could, put in lawns, fed the lawns with all sorts of junk to make them “green” and killed off the Bay.
    Families who for generations made their livings as Baymen went out of business and the place is now over flowing with BP’s (beautiful people).
    Breaks my heart to think about it…..

  12. Sorry to hear it, Bruce.


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