Skip to comments.Reid says Nevada jobless would be worse if not for Dems, stimulus
Posted on 06/18/2010 10:03:45 AM PDT by Zakeet
On a day that Nevadas unemployment rate topped the nation, Sen. Harry Reid said things would be even worse if Democrats had not acted to create or save jobs through economic stimulus.
Reid, D-Nev., defended Democrats in a Senate speech Friday morning, saying 3 million Americans going to work today have Democrats to thank for pushing through the economic recovery bill last year.
The economy in Nevada is not in good shape. It is getting better but not good, he said. We are one of the leading states in the union with unemployment but think how much worse it would be if we have not been able to create these jobs in Nevada with the recovery bill.
Reid said the stimulus act has created or saved more than 4,000 jobs in just the past four months alone, in Nevada. The highway bill that Congress extended earlier this year saved hundreds and hundreds of jobs in the state, he said.
We worked hard to create jobs, he said, noting the Obama administration was about to recognize the 10,000th road project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The act that was enacted in February 2009 authorized $787 billion for a variety of programs intended to create jobs and promote investment in response to the recession.
Meanwhile, Republicans pounced on the news that Nevadas unemployment rate increased to 14 percent in May.
Republican National Committee spokesman Jahan Wilcox claimed by that measure the stimulus has failed, and that in his role as the Senate majority leader, nobody has done more to ensure that Nevada leads the country in unemployment than Harry Reid.
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Nobody has done more to help Nevada's unemployment than I have
Utter FAILURE, idiot Reed and if I live there and had been present to hear you tout such, I would have become the next Joe Wilson.....LIAR. =.=
Reid is tied to be the most hated man in America.
Nevada ought ditch him fast before the stain sticks.
Yeah, he helped Nevada’s unemployment.....helped them to stay unemployed...and drawing unemployment benefits.....woot. =.=
Reid is a liar. Get rid of him.
[We are one of the leading states in the union with unemployment but think how much worse it would be if we have not been able to create these jobs in Nevada with the recovery bill.]
That’s good stuff, right there. He should use that as a campaign ad this fall.
Good luck holding on to that Senate seat, Harry.
And the jackass stood their and agreed with the maoist that corporations had no right to have business conventions in Las Vegas.
O repeated that admonition a second time more recently.
If (when?) the dollar collapses, thugs run wild in the streets, lawlessness prevails, burning embers everywhere... basically anarchy reigns... Reid will say if republicans were in charge, the dollar would have collapsed more, and the smoke would be thicker from the burning embers.
Dear People of Nevada,
I plead that you vote this man out of office.
Three million government bureaucrats,union thugs, school diversity officers, and other assorted parasites do.
This guy still thinks he is believable. FOOLISH I’d say.
“Nobody has done more to help Nevada’s unemployment than I have”
Harry Reid delivers for Harry Reid.
I can’t wait to vote against this son of a bitch and throw him out of office. And his demon spawn who’s running for Governor.
I have GOT to find out what he and the rest of the Dems are smoking and get some!!
10 Most Crime Ridden States in America
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 12:45:35 PM · 37 of 122 BossLady to dragnet2
WE'RE #1...WE'RE #1!!!!
NEVADA #1 -
- Highest Foreclosure Rate
- Bankruptcy Filings
- Unemployment Rate (only .3% behind Michigan....Come on guys....we can beat 'em!!!!)
Reid has used millions to save job numbering the 10’s. Good on ya Reid your a damn saint.
Oh he helped unemployment all right — helped make it worse.
Reid has a point. I’ve heard that unemployment might have gone as high as 8% if Obama/Pelosi/Reid had not spent $800B of our children’s money on the pork package they labeled “stimulus”.
Harry’s finally number one at something! My sympathies to the people of Nevada but you have GOT to vote this bedbug out of the Senate.
I'm going to have to agree with him. Given the Obama agenda they pushed through, a massive amount of people have lost wages/jobs/bennies. The fact that they are using the Fed to finance government workers and unions, is true. So, had it not been for the stimulaus, the Obama agenda would have unemployed millions more.
Angle needs to jump all over this. She needs to talk about the failure of the Obama/Reid economy and hammer it non-stop.
She really has an easy election if she makes it all about jobs and the economy. We have the most anti-business administration in history and Harry Reid is one of its chief architects.
Reid was there as our economy crashed and burned and continues to this day to bring up more job-killing legislation like ObamaCare and Cap and Tax.
HAMMER IT, SHARRON.