Posts Tagged ‘Harry Reid’

Heard it on the radio this morning.  Then saw it across the web today.  At Jawa Report & Gateway Pundit, they note that Amber Alert was down, but Michelle Obama’s website for kids eating is up.

I’m posting now at 1139 CST, and the DOJ’s Amber Alert is back up, only after scrutiny and pressure… and “bad press and confusion“.

After being taken down, officially because of the government shutdown, the federal website dealing with alerts about abducted children – AmberAlert.gov – was restored Monday morning.

Even lying Democrats can’t get away with saying they’re the party of compassion when Harry Reid justifies specifically denying kids medical treatment and Eric Holder’s DOJ kills the Amber Alert system for missing children out of spite.

Harry Reid, Keynesian Idiot

Posted: October 23, 2011 by ShortTimer in Economics, Liberal Politicians, Mike in East Texas
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From FOX News:

With 1.6 million fewer private sector jobs than at the start of President Obama’s administration, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that it’s critical to pass legislation for hiring teachers and police because public sector employees are losing their jobs while “private sector jobs have been doing just fine.”

“The massive layoffs we have had in America today, of course, are rooted in the last administration, and it is very clear that private sector jobs are doing just fine. It’s the public sector jobs where we have lost huge numbers, and that’s what this legislation is all about,” he said.

But BLS noted that while 57,000 new jobs were created in August, as the school year started back up again, 42,000 were in the private sector while 15,000 were government jobs.

This is a whole lot of failure here.  Why?  Because as Obama supporter Mort Zuckerman writes in US News & World Report:

Washington, Wall Street, and the business world were astounded and dismayed by the dismal employment statistics recently put forth by the government. We need 125,000 jobs every month just to account for people entering the workforce, but the numbers show only 18,000 more jobs in June and 25,000 in May. And the June numbers included the assumption that 131,000 net jobs were created by newly formed companies, a generous assumption that has proved to be consistently overstated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the past three years. Equally concerning is that the underlying employment numbers are even worse than Washington’s gloss.

So 57,000 new jobs doesn’t cancel out the 125,000 new workers in need of jobs.  Last I remember him mentioning it, Mike in East Texas said we needed closer to 190,000+ new jobs a month just to break even, not 125,000.

Harry Reid is yet another Keynesian idiot.  There’s no way to boost the economy by hiring more people for government.  Government doesn’t have its own money to spend – it takes money from the private citizen.  For every $120,000 a year average federal job, many average $61,000 private jobs have to be taxed to pay for it.  Assuming $10,000 in taxes, it takes 12 private workers to pay for one federal job.

Taking more money out of the private economy to fund ultimately non-producing sections of society results in a weakened economy.  Every added government job takes more from each citizen.  Every added government job takes more from every business that hires every citizen, ultimately leading to job cuts due to increased taxes.  Every added government job is ultimately a drain on the private economy – even the necessary ones like military, law and courts, etc., who do have a Constitutional and beneficial function – and especially the wholly unnecessary pork-barrel, administrator, special-project grant and regulator-bureaucrat jobs that simply force more businesses to comply with more laws and regulations, hand out “free” money taxed away from businesses to special interest groups, and so on, hampering producers even further.

From The Weekly Standard:

I’d be curious to know exactly how the Obama 2012 Campaign messed this one up. I mean seriously… how does one blame the Republicans for the Democrats refusing to introduce the bill in the United States Senate? Here’s how:

President Obama is in Dallas today urging Americans who support the American Jobs Act to demand that Congress pass it already.

Though it’s been nearly a month since he laid out this plan, House Republicans haven’t acted to pass it. And House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is out there actually bragging that they won’t even put the jobs package up for a vote — ever.

It’s not clear which part of the bill they now object to: building roads, hiring teachers, getting veterans back to work. They’re willing to block the American Jobs Act — and they think you won’t do anything about it.

But here’s something you can do: Find Republican members of Congress on Twitter, call them out, and demand they pass this bill. (Bold is their emphasis)

That email was sent out shortly after Mitch McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, called for a VOTE (my emphasis) on Obama’s job’s bill. Mr. Reid can’t find the votes, so he objected to the motion. SO let’s see here. Let’s make sure we have the facts. McConnell (Republican) brings a motion for the bill (also known as Stimulus Jr.), which must be passed now according to our dear leader. Reid (Democrat), the man in charge in the senate, also known as the majority leader, also the guy that determines how, what, when, where and why in the senate blocks the motion. Logic here says that if the Republicans are willing to bring it forward and vote, why on the Lord’s green earth would a guy from the President’s own party block the vote? Not enough votes? No support from the President’s own party? Who knows?

What I do know is that Obama’s Campaign seems to be lying or incompetent which actually seems to be a problem for the Obama Administration as well. If you plan on voting for Obama and didn’t understand a thing this post says please click here and follow the links to report me to the appropriate Attack Watch personnel.