McConnell blasts Reid for claiming the private sector is ‘doing just fine’

Reid suggested from the floor on Wednesday that Congress needs to worry about government jobs more than private-sector jobs, and that this is why Senate Democrats are pushing a $35 billion bill aimed at shoring up teachers and first-responders.

"It's very clear that private-sector jobs have been doing just fine; it's the public-sector jobs where we've lost huge numbers, and that's what this legislation is all about," Reid said.