I’m afraid the answer is “yes.” According to the Leader of the Majority Party in the US Senate (1), private-sector jobs are “doing fine.” It’s the public sector that is truly suffering in this economy. He’s either stupid, or a shameless and cynical hack pol who doesn’t give a damn about the truth.
I vote for (C), all of the above:
And in case you don’t believe your ears:
“The massive layoffs we’ve had in America today—of course they’re rooted in the last administration—and it’s very clear that private sector jobs are doing just fine. It’s the public sector jobs where we’ve lost huge numbers, and that’s what this legislation’s all about. And it’s unfortunate my friend the Republican Leader is complaining about that.”
How’s that again, Harry?
“Orwellian” comes to mind. If anything, the
Stimulus Porkulus plan was intended to save the jobs of some of the Democrats’ biggest boosters, public sector employees and their union bosses.
More from Michelle Malkin.
UPDATE: Here’s another chart to upset Dingy Harry’s version of reality, via PJM:
See? The private sector is okay! Hey, who are you going to believe? Harry Reid or your lying eyes?
(1) That hasn’t offered a budget in over 900 days, in violation of federal law. Now that’s leadership.