With his grandiose jobs package having foundered in the Democrat-controlled Senate, Pres. Barack Obama now hopes to pass it piecemeal — and he has, predictably, invited government workers to go to the front of the line. The public-sector jobs bill to be considered by the Senate today is another installment of “bailout lite,” President Obama’s plan to ensure that no bureaucrat is left behind.
In announcing his plan to move the bill forward, Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) declared: “It’s very clear that private-sector jobs have been doing just fine.” That Senator Reid can say this with 14 million Americans unemployed is remarkable.
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