(Michael Steele, RNC Chairman) – This week, after spending his previous weekends hobnobbing with liberal donors at VIP fundraisers in New York City, Chicago, Greenwich, Conn., North Carolina and Cincinnati, Harry Reid has decided to finally come back to the Silver State.
While Reid reacquaints himself with Nevada, he’ll soon be reminded his policies in Washington have not only failed to create jobs, but they are actively driving businesses and entrepreneurs out of his state. Reid promised that his $862 billion so-called economic stimulus would ‘create or save’ 34,000 jobs, but since President Obama signed the boondoggle into law, the unemployment rate in Nevada has risen from 10.1 to 13.7 percent and there are over 193,000 Nevadans currently looking for work.
Reid will also find out that Nevadans still strongly oppose his $2.5 trillion government-run health care experiment, which could enable the federal government to decide which doctors Nevadans can visit and when they can see them.
Harry Reid is going to hear an earful from Nevadans, because the fierce partisan has been so busy strong-arming his liberal agenda through Washington that he has forgotten about Nevada. Considering his failure to address the top economic issues in his home state, I’ll bet that the Senator from Searchlight will be making more weekend jaunts to New York City, Chicago, and any other city that will shelter him from the wrath of his constituents.
(Michael Steele is the Chairman of the Republican National Committee)