I guess one bit of news you don’t want to have hanging over your head one week before an election is the fact that while you were Senate Majority Leader, your state never had a declining month in unemployment. This is what Harry Reid is facing as Nevada maintains record high, nation leading, unemployment rate of 14.4% headed into next Tuesday’s elections.
The 14.4% unemployment rate is not only the highest in the Nation; it’s the highest in the history of the great state of Nevada. The Labor Department released stats that show that since Harry Reid became Senate Majority Leader in 2007, Nevada’s unemployment has steadily moved onward and upward. Not only that, the unemployment rate hasn’t declined in any one single month since his [Reid] assent to power over the Senate.
A CNS news story points out that when George W. Bush took office, Nevada’s unemployment rate was 4.9%. By the time Obama was inaugurated it had climbed to 9.6%. So it’s all Bush’s fault, right? Not so fast. Since Obama, Reid and Pelosi gave us $787 billion in stimulus the rate grew from 9.6% to it’s very impressive, Nation leading 14.4%.
Wouldn’t you hate to be Harry Reid with your political life depending on stats like these? No wonder the man from Searchlight, Nevada is poised to be the face of Democratic defeat on November 2nd.