Four-term Nevada State Assemblywoman Sharron Angle (R-NV), a conservative Republican running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Harry Reid (D-NV), says the country woke up this week to a loud thud.
“That was the sound of another 190,000 Americans falling off the employment rolls. As for Harry Reid, he probably slept soundly,” Angle quipped, “after an evening of counting imaginary jobs saved or created.”
Angle said that while the current administration was busy fluffing up the pillows with purported numbers consisting of jobs “saved or created” from the passage of an $787 billion stimulus bill, the real wake-up call was sounded by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) newly released figures listing another 190,000 job losses in October, thrusting the nation’s unemployment figures into double-digit territory at 10.2% and bringing the number of jobs lost during this current administration to 3.8 million.
“Harry Reid is about 7.8 million jobs short of what his massive deficit-spending stimulus package was pledged to create,” Angle reported. “That’s a lot of counting at night.” Angle said an even more sobering figure listed by the BLS was the number of Americans who gave up “hope” finding a full-time job after becoming discouraged from looking for imaginary jobs not created, a measure which climbed to 17.5% in October.
Angle said there are real solutions for spurring economic growth and creating real jobs, and emphasized that a cessation in the unrestrained spending binge would be needed to begin restoring consumer and small business confidence.
“Harry Reid has no idea what makes America work,” said Angle. “We were told that passage of this massive deficit-spending bill would slam the door on rising unemployment, but it didn’t happen. Manufacturing got slammed. Construction got slammed. Retail got slammed. America got slammed. Next November, it’s Harry Reid’s turn to get slammed.”