Democrat Leader: Government Jobs Must Be Prioritized Over Private Sector Jobs

Because, you know, the private sector has been “doing just fine.” Which is ridiculous on its face. After the “stimulus” bill was made law, America’s private sector lost 1,000,000 jobs while the government added 450,000 jobs.

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.

Of course a Demcorat would feel that way. The government is the last bastion of unionized labor in this country. More government workers means more dues-paying union members. More dues-paying union members means fuller union coffers. Fuller union coffers mean more political money for Democrats.

So, really, more government jobs isn’t necessarily what’s best for the country, but it is what’s best for Democrats politically.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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