A 'great day' for Harry Reid; a bad day for America

This past Friday, the not-so-honorable Senate Majority Leader proclaimed that it was a great day in America. He was, of course, referring to the fact that the BLS jobs report revealed that America "only" lost 36,000 jobs last month. A great day? Just how thick are those rose-colored glasses, Harry?With apologies to those 36,000 who lost their jobs...with respect to the 14,359,434 Americans who are currently unemployed...with respect to the 9,574,181 Americans who are working part time or have just given up looking...Harry, just what planet are you on? Are you now partaking in the medical marijuana craze from your neighboring state?

While this number is better than expected (administration economists) and better than most of the past 14 months, let us not forget that it takes approximately 100,000 new jobs per month just to keep up with new workers entering the job market. Let us not forget that the BLS report uses a "birth/death" model where it is automatically assumed that 100,000 new jobs are created each and every month. It's safe to assume that in this economy the likelihood of 100,000 new jobs being created would be a stretch at best. So, from where we sit out here in the real America, Harry, this day doesn't appear to be so great.

I can assure, dear Harry, that on Main Street we don't feel your enthusiasm. We have to look upon the faces of those who have already given up or are ready to do so. We have to console those who cry because they have no means to feed their children. We are the ones trying to give reason to those who pay the price for an administration that refuses to hear the people. America wants to work. What part of that do you not understand?

The great day in America, sir, will be when a spine is finally grown and this administration recognizes that health care is not our priority, carbon offsets are not our priority and that financial reform can wait. Our priority is a simple one: JOBS.


This past Friday, the not-so-honorable Senate Majority Leader proclaimed that it was a great day in America. He was, of course, referring to the fact that the BLS jobs report revealed that America "only" lost 36,000 jobs last month. A great day? Just how thick are those rose-colored glasses, Harry?

With apologies to those 36,000 who lost their jobs...with respect to the 14,359,434 Americans who are currently unemployed...with respect to the 9,574,181 Americans who are working part time or have just given up looking...Harry, just what planet are you on? Are you now partaking in the medical marijuana craze from your neighboring state?

While this number is better than expected (administration economists) and better than most of the past 14 months, let us not forget that it takes approximately 100,000 new jobs per month just to keep up with new workers entering the job market. Let us not forget that the BLS report uses a "birth/death" model where it is automatically assumed that 100,000 new jobs are created each and every month. It's safe to assume that in this economy the likelihood of 100,000 new jobs being created would be a stretch at best. So, from where we sit out here in the real America, Harry, this day doesn't appear to be so great.

I can assure, dear Harry, that on Main Street we don't feel your enthusiasm. We have to look upon the faces of those who have already given up or are ready to do so. We have to console those who cry because they have no means to feed their children. We are the ones trying to give reason to those who pay the price for an administration that refuses to hear the people. America wants to work. What part of that do you not understand?

The great day in America, sir, will be when a spine is finally grown and this administration recognizes that health care is not our priority, carbon offsets are not our priority and that financial reform can wait. Our priority is a simple one: JOBS.