Harry Reid: Goverment Jobs Must Have Priority Over Private Sector Jobs …(DC Fed Workers Already Make $126,369 a Year)

And, you wonder why the economy stinks?
Democrat Harry Reid says government jobs must have priority over private sector jobs.

Federal workers last year had an average total compensation of $126,369, higher than the average of $122,697 in 2009. Harry Reid wants to improve on that.

Beltway workers make more than Silicon Valley.

The Hill reported, via Free Republic:

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.

Reid was responding to recent comments from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who accused Democrats of purposefully pursuing higher taxes as part of the teacher/first-responder bill, S. 1723, so that Republicans would oppose it. McConnell said the bill was meant to fail in order to give Democrats an issue to run on in the 2012 election, but Reid said the Republicans are simply trying to defeat President Obama any way they can.

The legislation Reid is defending is part of Obama’s jobs package. Vice President Biden was in Pennsylvania, an important election state, on Tuesday to push for the administration’s plan on increasing the number of teachers.

Get news like this in your Facebook News Feed,
Gateway Pundit

Facebook Comments

Disqus Comments

  • Patty

    Reid: “Private sector jobs are doing just fine”.

  • progressoverpeace

    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.

    Regardless of the rest of Reid’s idiocy, teachers and first-responders are not the rsponsibility (nor within the power) of the federal government. These are STATE issues and must be dealt with by the states, not the feral government.

  • Patty

    If I was an adviser of Reid’s or Obama’s I wouldn’t allow Biden to say a word. But now, Reid and Obama both are even more idiotic looking.

  • Granny

    If the private sector is “doing just fine” then why are 20% of all Americans unemployed, many of them long-term? They weren’t all or even mostly working for the government. And does the utter nincompoop not understand that it is private sector jobs that allow government jobs to even exist?

    Why do the people of Nevada keep saddling us with this demon?

  • Blackbird

    Harry Reid’s let them eat cake moment here.

    By the way, Harry, I’ve got about half a dozen out of work construction workers here that would love the opportunity to discuss the definition of “fine” with you. We don’t want any of your filthy handouts, we just want you to leave us and our clients alone so that everyone can get back to the business of business. The tail in Washington is no longer waging the dog, it’s wrapped around it’s neck and is strangling us to death.

  • Patty



    Tell that to Holder and Ohio cops.

  • Patty

    progressoverpeace…correction, sorry :(

  • Patty


    The whole administration is using and abusing the Teachers and First responders for their follie.

  • progressoverpeace

    When the federal government has broken free of the domesticating constraints of the Constitution, it becomes a feral beast set on devouring America. We have such a feral government in Washington. Led by an Indonesian Prime Minister who has nothing but contempt for our governmental architecture, our culture, our traditions and our institutions … which has since bled all through the America-hating dems.

    As with animals, once a government goes feral, it cannot be redomesticated. The damage is irreparable and done.

  • Melvin

    Harry is a damn fool

  • http://whenfallsthecoliseum.com/author/kwatson/ megapotamus
  • progressoverpeace

    That’s okay, Patty. Everyone does that.

  • Molon Labe

    Good reason to cut the government workforce by 50%.

  • whocaresanymore.

    Occupy Portland Protester Dances On Soldiers’ Monument.

    An Occupy Portland protester crossed yellow police tape that is protecting a memorial to fallen soldiers in the center of Lownsdale Square.


  • Molon Labe

    Can I be Federal czar of delivering bribes to Congressman and Senators?

  • Patty

    This administration is using TEACHERS, MILITARY, POLICE, TEA PARTY as pawns in their little game to pass Obama job bill.

    This is sick. Obama was a draw down of troops and disregards the commanders advise.

    Police work on minimal pay for a dangerous job, Teachers who love to teach understand that this nation can afford more. I am sure the great ones do. The tea party has been on constant attack since they changed the scene in Washington. Military withdrawal is the way Obama intends to pay for his jobs bill and on the back of our freedom and security.

    It is easy to stay one step ahead of radicals. And Reid is grasping at straws and looking more foolish than ever, at the command of Obama. Obama is running scared because his real Baby is his awful Health care bill.

  • Patty


    And there again, Idiot and Chief approves this message.

  • Patty




  • Remco Kimber

    Whoa there, Mr. Wimp.

    Actually we’re gonna have to use scientific notation to express the number of government jobs that MUST BE ELIMINATED in order to set this country back on the right track.


    more lies …would you expect anything less from a commie marxist a-hole…hey harry if private sector jobs are doing so well…why don’t you go shove the fraud jobs bill up your A$$ as we all know it’s just more stimulus to keep the destruction of this country going