Eh, what else is new?

As Twitchy reported, the CBO is out with a new report predicting that a minimum wage hike would cost half a million Americans their jobs. But if you ask Harry Reid, we’ve got to fight to raise that wage — for America! And what’s more American than blaming the Koch Brothers for your pathological ineptitude and lies?

Good. Lord. This is full-blown Koch Derangement Syndrome, and evidently it’s all the libs have left.

Enough to donate a crapload more than the Koch Brothers to political causes:

Funny, that.

Good idea. But first:

C’mon, Harry. Put all your money where your big, fat mouth is.

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Related:

CBO says minimum wage hike will cost 500K jobs; Dan Pfeiffer, WH run interference

Twitchy coverage of Harry Reid

  • closedpress.com

    So Senator Reid….what do you have to say about Obama’s 100 Million dollar trip to Africa?…Oh nothing….that’s right, he spent OUR money to do that.

  • Chad Touchscreen

    Thank you so much, Senator Reid, you have no idea what this means for my future and that of my children. The little calculators are just giggling with anticipation.

  • Juan Pablo

    Liberals are so stupid.

    “How stupid are they?”

    Liberals are so stupid that they call unrealized capital gains that they cannot spend as earnings

    How long until these idiots start blaming the joooos? The last refuge of every tyranny

  • RblDiver

    “KOCH BROTHERS! FOX NEWS! REPUBLICANS! SQUIRREL!” -Reid

    • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

      Feeble Reid has flipped his wig.

  • ceemack

    The Koch brothers made $18 billion last year? Good for them! What’s that got to do with me?

  • Marvin Nelson

    So, Dingy, how much did you rake in last year? “Income inequality,” my ass. You need to retire now, you senile old goat.

    • TheOriginalDonald

      I never thought I live to see someone dumber than Chumlee be so powerful-The Old Man #PawnStars

  • QueenB

    So Harry, how much did George Soros make? How about the top 10 executives of any given union?

    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      That’s the thing, if they donate to Democrats, they are never seen as the enemy. Harry is whining about the Koch Brothers, but Soros is far worse of a boogey man than the libs paint the Koch Brothers as. And good point about Union Executives. They’re rich, and unions cause more trouble than they are worth, but I don’t ever see Dems complaining about that because union back Cronyism, which means they back Democrats.

  • http://lordfoggybottom.com Lord Foggybottom

    what’s unbelievable is that people still get their panties in a twist over what this a**hole says. the mythbusters just did a show on shoving 10 lbs. of crap into a 5 lb. bag. All they had to do was look at Sen. Reid; he’s been shoving 10 tons of crap into a 150 lb. bag for decades.

  • JeffWRidge

    These lefty hacks just don’t get it. A low paying job is better than having no job and no pay. That’s where I’m at right now – no job, no pay, and quickly running out of money and things to sell for enough money to keep eating. I’ve applied at fast food restaurants, for janitorial jobs, for security guard work, you name it, I’ve tried for it.

    I occasionally get some grunt work like helping someone clean out a garage, or basement, but that’s about it. I’m one of those poor that the lefties claim they care about, while they keep legislating all of the jobs away. I don’t think I can survive much more of their help and compassion.

    Lefties are killing this country.

    • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

      All the best, Jeff. I pray that something comes your way soon.

      • JeffWRidge

        I really appreciate that, thank you. I’ll get by. I always have.

    • thetreyman

      North Dakota is booming. oil industry and everything else. good money to be made for those who dont put restrictions on themselves about where they work and what work they’ll do. what are you prepared to do?

      http://www.mbienergyservices.com/career/

      http://www.sunlandconstruction.com/workforce

      http://www.scandrill.com/employment.htm

      http://jobsnd.com/

      • JeffWRidge

        As I wrote, I’m open to pretty much any kind of job that I can get. I looked up ND and see that the unemployment rates are low there. The lowest in the nation according to the U.S. Dept. of Labor.

        The fact is, in the city where I live the unemployment rate is higher than the either the state, or national level. Idiots have run this city into the ground.

        I’d been figuring on moving, even out of state, if necessary, once I could scrape together the funds. You’ve given me a place to think about going to. Thanks.

    • Humanary Stew

      I am pretty much in the same boat. Moving is more difficult as my mom and stepdad are in their 70s.And my stepdad is wheel chair bound so mom needs some help. I also own too much on my condo to move right now. I am in a training program for A+, but might be out of money completely before the job actually starts. I literally cried for days and couldn’t sleep for several nights after Obama got re-elected because I knew exactly what it meant.

      • JeffWRidge

        I understand exactly what you’re saying. The death of my mother severed the last connection I had with my hometown area. I couldn’t move while she was fighting the cancer that would eventually kill her. Now I have no reason to stay here, except the expense of moving, and having a clear destination.

        The lefty Democrats and the weak Republicans have massively fouled things up. I wish you (and everybody in our situation) all the luck possible, because at this point, we’re all at the mercy of lunatics and cowards. Just keep fighting.

        My best to your mother and stepfather.

        • Humanary Stew

          Thank you very much for your kind words. I also wish you luck. I also have Aspergers Syndrome, which makes the interviews even more stressful. I usually don’t perform well in them either.

          The area I am in is growing with a lot of medical related or manufacturing jobs. The problem is that you can’t get 90% of the medical related jobs without either a degree or certification. At 44 years old, that is not really an option anymore. Even the manufacturing jobs here are demanding at least two years experience. That used to be one job that you could walk in to right out of high school. Just another “benefit” of the economy and an employer’s market. Then, of course you have the job consolidation where employers are asking less people to do more than before.

          I could go on but will leave it at that. Sorry for the ramble.

          • JeffWRidge

            I know that Aspergers Syndrome is very misunderstood and can make it very hard to get a job, or even keep one. A lot of people just don’t know how to deal with it. That has to make it a lot harder for you.

            I hear you on the requirements for certification or specialized degree for a lot of jobs. I’ve run into that problem myself. I will say that I returned to school and got my BA in my 40s. It can be done. My intention was to continue to law school, but for the time being, that hasn’t worked out. Never say die.

            The big difference now is that we now have a president and Congress that don’t seem to care about creating jobs. They want to play politics.

            Not that I’m a good one for giving advice, but please give some thought to talking to someone at a college near you. The worse that happens, is that nothing comes of it. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. But it could help.

            No problem with the ramble. As you can see, I can run on a bit myself. Shoot, the only reason I wrote my original post was that Reid made my blood boil. Sometimes you just need to vent.

          • Humanary Stew

            Well, right now I am in a training program through Goodwill. The local news did a story on it that summarizes it pretty well. Once I pass the tests and get the certification, I get an interview. The nice thing is that the company hiring, specializes in placing people with handicaps.

            Here is the the link to the news story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4vhX_KxnxI

            Currently there are four classes with a fifth one about to start. This happens to be the class I am in.

    • Perry

      A lot of people where I live in similar situations. Lots of people in their 40’s and 50’s out of a job. Too young to retire, yet nobody will hire them.

      • JeffWRidge

        That’s pretty much my situation. I’m in my 50s, and with so many people of all ages looking for work, it is extremely difficult to get a job.

        • Billy Bob

          Schneider National hires every day.

          • JeffWRidge

            I had an interview with them a while back. I’m still waiting to hear back from them. Thanks.

          • Humanary Stew

            My fingers are crossed for you and hope you hear something positive.

  • Fire and Adjust!

    Senator Harry Reid ✔ @SenatorReid
    The Koch bros made over $18 billion last year, but middle-class families have watched their incomes stagnate for decades. #RaiseTheWage

    So what Reid is saying is, the Koch brothers made almost as much money last year as Obama spent on vacation and golf……………..

  • skypilot77

    Forget meaningful conversation and or debate with fools like this. All Reid cares about is power. It is so thoroughly pitiful. The system is beyond repair because half the people in the country are beyond repair.

  • $84598387

    This is the same fascist who on the floor of the Senate in a Presidential campaign states as fact that Romney didn’t pay taxes for 10 years.

    This type of attack on private business men by a sitting Senator has no place in this country.

  • $84598387

    “Reid must have forgotten to mention his plans to attend a fundraiser Wednesday night at the home of Tom Steyer, an anti-bald eagle hedge fund titan with an estimated net worth of $1.4 billion who is planning a $100 million ad blitz in 2014.

    The Congressional Budget Office on Tuesday estimated
    that increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, as Democrats have
    proposed, would come at the expense of about 500,000 jobs.”

    http://freebeacon.com/harry-reid-attacks-koch-brothers-wealth/

  • Clarence Whorley

    How could he know? It is illegal for the IRS to disclose their tax returns and their company is PRIVATE, meaning their tax returns are not public. If Harry got any info it came from IRS and that is ILLEGAL. Another IRS scandal

  • QueenB

    I say we raise the minimum wage to $18billion per hour. That way, we can all make more than the Koch Bros. That’s how this works, right?

  • Perry

    Harry’s worth $5 Million. I wants some of that. Income inequality. Racism, and stuff like that there.

    • Fire and Adjust!

      $5 Million, of which he has supposedly made on a public servant’s salary, since all he has known virtually his entire adult life is working as an elected official……….. sounds like Harry is the one who should be excoriated and put behind bars………..

      • Humanary Stew

        Don’t forget the crooked land deal he was involved in. Obama had one too. Coincidence?

  • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

    Dear Nevada,

    Thanks a lot. No, really, thanks a whole lot.

    Sincerely,

    The American Organization of Sarcasm

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      p.s. To you mainstream Republicans that just couldn’t bring yourselves to say one good thing about Sharon Angle and even bad mouthed her before the election…self-procreate.

      • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

        ;’)

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Harry– you really WERE the corrupt Gaming Board Commissioner (played by Dick Smothers) in Casino, right? Y’know, the one who schnorred Robert deNiro’s joint for all the comps, and STILL wouldn’t grant him the license– right?

    All you’ve done here is what Dick Smothers did in the movie– “Oooh, nasty-nasty, mustn’t touch!” because, well, the Koch Brothers are the Koch Brothers and, well, they “Koch-Brother”! And that’s “eeeeeeeee-v-i-I”! Admit it, you wouldn’t know either one of them if they walked into the Capitol Building right this minute.

    Don’t do like Pelosi and linger in the leadership after you lose the majority, Harry.

    • QueenB

      Hell, they could walk in an introduce themselves and he wouldn’t get the connection.

  • CO2 Producer

    And what the Koch Brothers make in a year, the federal government spends in less than two days.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      2 days? More like 2 hours.

      • CO2 Producer

        It may seem that way, but annual spending by the federal government is up to around $3.8 trillion. That comes out to $10.4 billion per day.

  • flagmantexasmarine

    So how much did obamas General Electric make or his unions
    I really don’t care how much anyone or any company makes

  • SpaceRacer423

    Im sure twitchy meant to say that the minimum wage hike would “liberate 500k Americans from the work force.”

  • Bob McLeod

    Uh I don’t believe the middle class, whom he laments has seen their
    incomes stagnate, will be helped by a minimum wage increase. Get your
    talking points straight Harry. Min Wage helps the poor. Everything
    else helps the middle class.

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Harry Reid, You are a putz…
    YOU live in The Ritz Carlton in a flat,
    You have Limousine Service,
    Secret Service Security,
    A fine retirement coming,
    Rolls Royce HealthCare that gets you what ever Doctor, Hospital you need, along with your family and its all on the backs and Paid for by us the Taxpayer.

    Tell us Harry Reid, what Business did you start, and own, and are you in?
    C’mon, tell us, what is YOUR Business, where you have a Goods or Service that provides Jobs and Products where YOU make their pay roll and sign their checks, where you do provide them benefits, which helps people pave their own destiny, their Future for they themselves and their families? Hmm?

    The Koch Brothers have a great business, fine products, we will continue purchase and use and they are proudly produced and manufactured by over 40K employees (approx.) and they provide a great service for our Wounded Warriors.

    Shove it where the sun doesn’t shine, Harry. Please excuse us we misstated that you were a putz above, we are correcting ourselves, You are a megalomanical crony hack, and a crony thug, whose is destroying this once great Nation!

  • FranklinWasRight

    This is a distraction and a vote grab.

    They don’t care if this hurts working class families, they know that they will still get their votes as long as the media lets them keep pointing at scapegoats for their failed policies.

    This is a get out the vote campaign, a way to distract from Obamacare and rev up the base. Iif small, medium and large businesses and their owners and employees have to suffer to keep Dems in office, then so be it.

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    George Soros gets a free pass though, right Harry?

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    You Harry and 0bama are RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS…

    http://www.usdebtclock.org

    and THIS…

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    It’s time for this senile old Socialist to be bumped out of the Majority leader position. He hasn’t done anything worthwhile anyway, so it’s time we get him out of control of the Senate. The Brookings Institute did a study and they determined that Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats are to blame for gridlock in Congress.

    Don’t forget, Reid also is the one who shut down the government, and he is directly to blame for us not having an actual budget in half a decade. It’s time for him to go, and he is proof that we need term limits for politicians.

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    Sorter Harry Reid: “And then there will be DRAGONS!!!!”

  • KC

    In the meantime George Soros is laughing all the way to the bank.

  • SturJen

    I’m in the “Koch Points” club. Every time a politician utters Koch out of context, I earn another one. I’m saving up for the life-size chess set by Hammacher Schlemmer. Only a few more utterances away from a springtime of checkmate!

  • Bklynnygirl

    George Soros net worth 2001: $6 Billion (Forbes)
    George Soros net worth 2008: $9 Billion (Forbes)

    George Soros net worth 2008: $9 Billion (Forbes)
    George Soros net worth 2013: $20 Billion (Forbes)

    A three billion dollar increase over eight years is certainly nothing to sneeze at, but it is nothing compared to an astounding 11 Billion dollar increase in just over half that time. THAT is how much better George Soros has done during the Age of Obama than during the Bush years. When America is hurting, investors like George Soros are making billions off of that pain, courtesy of manufactured, empty suit politicians like Barack Obama.

    Obama has been a boon to billionaires, and a wrecking ball of economic destruction to the once great American Middle Class.

    So the next time you hear someone tell you how Obama “cares” about people, shove this fact in their face. He only cares about repaying those who wrote the checks to put him into power in the first place.

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2014/02/18/george-soros-more-than-doubles-net-worth-during-obama-years-now-at-20-billion/

  • Jack Deth

    Memo to Mr. Reid:

    Please elucidate the middle class unwashed regarding that sweet, sweet, real estate deal you managed to be nearly gifted outside Las Vegas, Nevada.

    We peons would also appreciate any information regarding your being joined at the hips to the many, many service unions employed at casinos throughout Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Hey Dirty Harry, did you tell the folks that “Raise the Wage” means “Raise the Price”?

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Harry’s all for raising the price. Look at how Obamacare raised the cost of premiums and deductibles.

  • MNWoman

    Meanwhile, tonight at the WH, Clooney et al. who demands $20 million per film, is jining Obama for a private viewing of some movie.

    You know what else goes up in price? Movie tickets…which I am sure is not a result of wage increase for the labor jobs, such as set construction. I am sure the uber liberal/progressive Hollywood directors/actors/musicians sure are noticing the low wages of us peons.

  • MNWoman

    Koch Brothers: Billionaires who produce and sell goods that consumers want and need, thus employing many people in the process.

    George Soros/Bill Gates: Billionaires/millionaires who produce and sell goods that consumers want and need, thus employing many peoiple in the process.

    Koch Brothers: Republican, therefore greedy
    Soros/Gates: Democrats/liberals, therefore awesome

    *and don’t even get me started on the insane earnings of the Hollywood actors who demand insane money to star in movies

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Oh good, a lesson on income inequality from a 1%er whose job description consists solely of “stand, sit, and talk.”

  • HARP2

    Hey Harry…tell us again how your net worth increased 800%.

  • TheOriginalDonald

    One of these days Harry Reid is gonna get around to blame us for America’s troubles…..at which point one of us will run around his @$$!-The Harrison family #PawnStars

  • gregl311

    To put it simply, Harry Reid is a fucking moron!

  • Bravo138

    Reid gave the Koch Brothers their raise, didn’t he?

  • Zefal

    Corrupt piece of trash using envy politics to hoodwink the masses so as to keep themselves in power. #What’sNew?

  • DG

    Independence and hard work built this country. Stagnation, dependency and laziness are now ruling this country. Let’s see how long the latter will last.

  • mike_in_kosovo

    Wonder if Reid is getting his 18B number from the same guy that told him
    about Romney’s tax returns, because the biggest gainer in 2013
    (Buffett) only pulled in 12.7 B.

    Koch bros weren’t even in the top 10 per CNBC:

    Top billionaire gainers in 2013

    Warren Buffett—$12.7 billion gain to $59.1 billion
    Bill Gates—$11.5 billion gain to $72.6 billion
    Sheldon Adelson—$11.4 billion gain to $35.3 billion
    Jeff Bezos—$11.3 billion gain to $34.4 billion
    Mark Zuckerberg—$10.5 billion gain to $24.7 billion
    Masayoshi Son—$10.3 billion gain to $19.1 billion
    Sergey Brin—$9.3 billion gain to $30 billion
    Larry Page—$9.3 billion gain to $29.9 billion
    Lui Chee Woo—$8.3 billion gain to $19.6 billion
    Carl Icahn—$7.2 billion gain to $22.1 billion

  • porgiefirefighter

    The Koch Bros. actually produce something.

  • Silenttype78

    If you want to piss off a lib-prog tell them you respect the Koch bros.
    Their hair will burst into flames and a full meltdown will follow!

  • Clete Torres

    Soros, Gates, Google owners, Hollywood stars and producers, sports figures, Zuckerberg, Buffett, unions. They are safe from being called out because they donate to swell Democrat Party coffers.

  • bfplncc

    I wonder how Harry knows how much they made! 2013? I’m still working on my 2013 tax return and I’m just a small business guy.

  • monamurray

    My husband delivered product to Koch plants for years. He made a good living.

  • KornKing

    Somehow I get the feeling Koch Industries created or maintained a lot more productive jobs than dipshit Harry’s real estate ventures.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    Nothing says you care about poor people more then raising the minimum wage & jacking up the cost of living. Harry must smoke bales of pot to come up with this stuff.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    I’ve had it. Did the Kochs get their money illegally? Then charge them with a crime and put them on trial. Otherwise, STFU!

  • E Quilibrate

    This clueless old fart likely got his data from the same source as he got
    the news that Romney had paid no taxes for 10 years.

  • Bklynnygirl

    Reid must have forgotten to mention his plans to attend a fundraiser Wednesday night at the home of Tom Steyer, an anti-bald eagle hedge fund titan with an estimated net worth of $1.4 billion who is planning a $100 million ad blitz in 2014.

    http://freebeacon.com/harry-reid-attacks-koch-brothers-wealth/

  • Billy Bob

    In making that 18 billion last year, I wonder how many pay checks they funded for the middle class that works for them. No mention of how much the head Democrat, Soros made last year. In the 49 years I have been working, I have never received a paycheck from a poor man, Democrat or Republican.

  • AZWarrior

    Yes Harry, the Koch Brothers and their minions spend every night marching, marching I tell you, back and forth under your bed. Marching, back and forth, marching. All night, every night, marching, marching back and forth, back and then forth…

    • AZWarrior

      under you bed, back and forth, marching, marching …

      • AZWarrior

        back and forth …

        • AZWarrior

          under your bed …

          • AZWarrior

            marching, marching …

          • Scotty G.

            The Kochs go marching one by one, hurrah,hurrah…

  • RD

    This coming from a man whose net worth is estimated to be about 10M and who refuses to release his tax return. Funny thing, he started in politics in 1982 when he was a city attorney and has not held a job other than public office since then. So it appears that Harry made his fortune off the backs of the tax payers, or worse through glad handing on Capital Hill.

  • Boston You

    To defend my family from the superstitions of liberalism, I’ve found it useful to arm myself with liberty’s longbow: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878