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.

Rob Port is the editor of 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.

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  • robert108

    Private sector jobs generate tax revenues, while govt jobs consume tax revenue.  It’s a no-brainer.

    • yy4u2

      And when a person has no brain, one would see it differently as is evidenced by Reid and his liberal ilk.

  • mickey_moussaoui

    Out of touch. This is why DC has become the wealthiest
    city in America. Reid should be expelled from office. A parasite if ever there was.

  • 2hotel9

    Pinky Reid has been working to force people onto welfare for decades, so of course he wants to protect his own job.

  • howiseeit

    You folks in Nevada should be ashamed.  A state with such a strong reliance on tourism and you elect a friggen Democrat wacko like this.

  • Jamermorrow

    Everybody can have a job provided by government. We will have no productivity and everybody will have nothing to show for their work. Whats the point in having a job if you don’t get any purchasing power.

  • SigFan

    Drudge has an article up about DC being the richest city in the country and that the average federal government employee makes $126,000.00 per year.  For doing nothing in most cases.  At least nothing discernible.