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Food Stamps Will Stimulate the Economy More than Tax Cuts, Pelosi Says
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Posted on 01/28/2009 3:14:28 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Food Stamps Will Stimulate the Economy More than Tax Cuts, Pelosi Says Wednesday, January 28, 2009 By Ryan Byrnes

(CNSNews.com) – Food stamps and unemployment insurance will provide more economic stimulus than tax cuts, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday during a telephone press conference.

“(F)ood stamps and unemployment insurance, which affect the people in the states, are necessary at this time when funds are short and the economy is down, (and) actually have the most stimulative effect on the economy,” Pelosi said. “Food stamps first, unemployment insurance next, infrastructure after that, and it goes on from there.”

During the press conference, Pelosi laid out the contents of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which is expected to be passed in the House Wednesday. employment insurance “have the most stimulative effect on the economy,” and as a result are given the greatest priority in the stimulus package.

“Actually, those investments bring a bigger return than the tax cuts,” she said, adding: “but tax cuts where we have them – to the middle class – we think will give us our biggest return.”

The 20-minute news conference also included Govs. Edward Rendell (D-Pa.) and Jim Douglas (R-Vt.).

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will devote $20 billion to “provide nutrition assistance to modest-income families and to lift restrictions that limit the amount of time individuals can receive food stamps,” according to a summary of the plan released last week by the House Appropriations Committee.

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Well there you have it folks..........
1 posted on 01/28/2009 3:14:28 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

unfreakin believable..words fail me


2 posted on 01/28/2009 3:16:00 AM PST by leenie312 (whats with that tag line???)
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To: Sub-Driver

imagine a box of rocks ...


3 posted on 01/28/2009 3:19:03 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Confidential to MSM: "Better Red than Read" is a failed business model.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Maybe we should just put all 300 million Americans under sedation -- everyone can just float along, without a care in the world, all our needs will be magically met and we will smile vacantly at the TV. That ought to get the economy humming in no time!
4 posted on 01/28/2009 3:19:33 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Sub-Driver
That's right you crazy bitch — feed, pay, house and subsidize the losers - and you get MORE losers..

The Left can't be that stupid....they are accomplishing exactly what they intended: A stupid and dependent electorate..

However - they overlooked the consequence of DESTROYING THE ECONOMY AND REPUBLIC..

It appears that soon - the “French Solution” to our political “aristocracy” will have to be applied.

5 posted on 01/28/2009 3:19:58 AM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Using her “logic”, armed robbery will stimulate some personal economies even quicker.


6 posted on 01/28/2009 3:20:40 AM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: Sub-Driver

will the lame scream media pick this up and ridicule her for this? Probably not. I think a Republican needs to parrot these words to expose the hypocrisy of the media.


7 posted on 01/28/2009 3:21:44 AM PST by MAD-AS-HELL (How does one win over terrorists? KILL them with UNKINDNESS)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ah, so, according to Pelosi, food stamps, condoms, the sponge and “the pill” will stimulate our economy.


8 posted on 01/28/2009 3:21:57 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: Sub-Driver
“Actually, those investments bring a bigger return than the tax cuts,” she said, adding: “but tax cuts where we have them – to the middle class – we think will give us our biggest return.”

LOL- What?

None of these people have any idea what they're doing. It's like being governed by teenagers. Lots of power, no mature intellect or reason directing it. Just whatever impulse strikes them from one moment to the next.

9 posted on 01/28/2009 3:24:07 AM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Miz Pelosi really doesn’t know how “things” work. She really doesn’t at all grok economics. No wait.. someone’s gotta be feeding her these stupid ideas.. Aha. Oh Hillary....


10 posted on 01/28/2009 3:24:43 AM PST by Alia
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To: Sub-Driver

Is this a good time to start the “Atlas Shrugged” plan?

These weenie dictators we now have in office only have power if they have money.

Stopping our money from going into their pockets will put their communist shenanigans to a halt.

I am downsizing my life. If my family brings in less in income, less money will need to be given to the dictators.

Money and power are the only things they care about. If we take away one, they will lose the other.


11 posted on 01/28/2009 3:25:42 AM PST by Aurorales
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To: Sub-Driver
"Food stamps and unemployment insurance will provide more economic stimulus than tax cuts,"

and make a whole new class of idiots that depend on the government for their very existence (if you can call living off the government existence).

This carbon unit is a traitor, no bones about it.

12 posted on 01/28/2009 3:26:51 AM PST by SERE_DOC (Today's politicians, living proof why we have and need a second amendment to the constitution.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Folks, don't think she is totally mad.

With Food Stamps and Unemployment payouts expanding on many orders of magnitude over the past, it will BEHOLDEN a majority of Americans to the liberals.

This plan will purchase votes to keep the libs in power for the foreseeable future.

And look at her statement “...but tax cuts where we have them – to the middle class – we think will give us our biggest return.”

Notice the “us”, statement? The “us” statement is the libs, and their “return” will be votes that will again keep them in power forever.

13 posted on 01/28/2009 3:29:13 AM PST by CapnJack
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To: leenie312

Does this woman have a brain?


14 posted on 01/28/2009 3:29:22 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: river rat

river rat wrote “However - they overlooked the consequence of DESTROYING THE ECONOMY AND REPUBLIC..”

No, they aren’t overlooking it, they don’t care. They will get theirs, even in the USSR the rulers were rich. And a poorer, more dependent electorate is more controllable, less mobile, less threatening to government.


15 posted on 01/28/2009 3:29:55 AM PST by Old_Grouch (61 and AARP-free)
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To: Sub-Driver
Food stamps and unemployment insurance has a strange corollary with non-working families that have 54” Hi-Def Plasma Tv’s for some strange reason?
16 posted on 01/28/2009 3:32:05 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (If the Average nObama Voter is Antyhing Like Peggy Joseph, The Next 4 Years Will Be A Hoot!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Good Nancy. Thank you for reminding us that this past election was about how much free stuff everyone would get if they voted for Democrats.


17 posted on 01/28/2009 3:32:11 AM PST by NJRighty (Under President B. Hussein Obama, will the stars and stripes be replaced by a hammer and sickle?)
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To: Sub-Driver

At first I thought this was satire...then I realized it wasn’t.

Is this woman for real!?


18 posted on 01/28/2009 3:42:46 AM PST by dinodino
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To: Sub-Driver
"... the people in the states," eh?

Come on, Nancy girl -- finish the thought: "People in the states of stuporous brain-dead subsistence and permanent government dependency," a.k.a. your core constituency.

19 posted on 01/28/2009 3:43:18 AM PST by Tenniel2 ("When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one" -- Edmund Burke)
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To: Sub-Driver
This is nuts. All of a sudden, politicians all around the world have gone insane, simultaneously. Over here in Germany, politicians and journalists claim that tax cuts “benefit” only those with a job, so they’d rather make direct payments and especially raise welfare payments.

This is utterly idiotic for several reasons:

The reason that tax cuts, and, sorry, especially tax cuts for the rich, work so well is that the rich will invest their money where it generates new income instead of just throwing it out the window, there is no artificially increased demand that leads to malinvestments, and there is less incentive to move capital and production outside the country.

Not so long ago, everybody knew this. What happened?

20 posted on 01/28/2009 3:44:10 AM PST by cartan
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To: P8riot

“Using her “logic”, armed robbery will stimulate some personal economies even quicker.”

LOL. This woman just needs to come out everyday and pontificate. She is proving our point that democrats are morons!!


21 posted on 01/28/2009 3:47:01 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Sub-Driver
Our MD gov is making State employees take forced furlough without pay while extending unemployment benefits.

Taking from the producers - giving to the non-producers!

Welcome to Socialism!!!

22 posted on 01/28/2009 3:48:36 AM PST by zavvone
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To: Sub-Driver

WOW

ROFLMAO


23 posted on 01/28/2009 3:49:34 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing (George W Bush's third term : Barack Obushma)
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To: Aurorales

We have gone Galt in our family too. Not sure how it will work though, when the ‘giants’ of industry all are lining up in DC for bail-outs, instead of taking a stand for capitalism. Very sad.


24 posted on 01/28/2009 3:50:53 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Sub-Driver
"...Infrastructure..."

Infrastructure is code word for heavily unionized, no-show jobs ridden, wildly over budget, make work projects.

No thanks Nancy

25 posted on 01/28/2009 3:52:15 AM PST by muir_redwoods (B. O. Stinks!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Moron. Yes you dummie, food stamps will stimulate the economy by offering business more money to give jobs. Oh, maybe I have that backward.

Typical trickle UP economics. Which defies the laws of physics even in thought.


26 posted on 01/28/2009 3:53:31 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: Sub-Driver
Food stamps? Food stamps?!?!

"Let them eat cake", proclaims our modern-day Marie-Antoinette.

Pitchforks. Torches.

Folks, this situation is about to explode.

27 posted on 01/28/2009 3:55:16 AM PST by Zeddicus
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To: Sub-Driver
Words escape me. I simply cannot believe that someone this STUPID on economics has this much power over money.
28 posted on 01/28/2009 3:56:15 AM PST by RetiredArmy (Oscuma is a Chicago gangland punk, street thug. Simple as that.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m stunned.


29 posted on 01/28/2009 3:58:45 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (Grace = unmerited favor; Mercy = punishment withheld)
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To: cartan
This is nuts. All of a sudden, politicians all around the world have gone insane, simultaneously.

Actually, they have not gone nuts. What they are doing is calculated, intentional, and well thought-out. The world is now run by a loose superclass of political and bureaucratic elites who have never worked an honest day in their lives.

It's the modern-day equivalent of medieval royalty, and what they are doing now is a brilliant capitalization on an intentionally-manufactured economic downtown to cement their power by making us, their peasants, ever more dependent on the crumbs they throw to to us.

30 posted on 01/28/2009 4:04:14 AM PST by Zeddicus
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To: Sub-Driver

Soma in Aldous Huxley’s
Brave New World

“..there is always soma, delicious soma, half a gramme for a half-holiday, a gramme for a week-end, two grammes for a trip to the gorgeous East, three for a dark eternity on the moon...”


31 posted on 01/28/2009 4:05:04 AM PST by COUNTrecount (http://obamaclock.org/)
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To: Zeddicus
Yes, I agree that’s exactly what it looks like…
32 posted on 01/28/2009 4:06:02 AM PST by cartan
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah, all those welfare leeches will infuse the economy with all those tax dollars. How does someone this stupid and ignorant about basic economics get into the position she now holds?! Unbelievable!


33 posted on 01/28/2009 4:06:13 AM PST by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Democrats spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

wow, this is a joke, right?

Obamanation full steam ahead...


34 posted on 01/28/2009 4:06:49 AM PST by Barney59 ("Amen")
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To: Sub-Driver
Clueless in Congress


35 posted on 01/28/2009 4:18:54 AM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaNation: Tax cheat sworn in as Treasury Seretary --- you can't make this stuff up !!!)
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To: Alia

“grok”

I’m not sure, but I think I’m going to steal that...


36 posted on 01/28/2009 4:21:03 AM PST by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: dinodino

The Female Joe Biden-but without the punchline!


37 posted on 01/28/2009 4:24:51 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Sub-Driver

Please, let’s stop calling it a stimulus bill.


38 posted on 01/28/2009 4:27:50 AM PST by HoosierHawk
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To: Sub-Driver

To use a FReeper’s quote from the other day..........

“Dumber than a box of hair.”


39 posted on 01/28/2009 4:29:39 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Uuuuuuuum, uh, uh...............aaannnnnnd....................................................um.)
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If this is true, why don´t we just put the whole country on welfare?


40 posted on 01/28/2009 4:34:13 AM PST by villagerjoel ("Gun control is a prerequisite for genocide." - Unknown)
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To: Sub-Driver

A true liberal never misses an opportunity to expand the grip of government and reduce the scope of private enterprise.


41 posted on 01/28/2009 4:40:35 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism = serious mental deficiency)
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To: Sub-Driver

These folks are absolutely deranged.


42 posted on 01/28/2009 4:42:01 AM PST by big'ol_freeper (You tell me that you've got everything you want, And your bird can sing, But you don't get me)
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To: river rat

Sic Semper Tyrannis


43 posted on 01/28/2009 4:43:31 AM PST by farlander (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: penelopesire
This woman just needs to come out everyday and pontificate. She is proving our point that democrats are morons!!

The problem with that is, she and many others (think Harry Reid) have been "proving" that over and over for the last 8 years. The more they "prove" how idiotic they are, the more power they're amassing.

44 posted on 01/28/2009 4:48:21 AM PST by Mygirlsmom (Hope is gone. Change is coming.)
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To: cartan
After the welfare bums have filled all the condoms, drunk all the beer, and smoked all the cigarettes you bought for them, they will be broke again and the artificially increased demand for condoms, beer and cigarettes will be gone. All the new condom, beer and cigarettes factories will have nothing to do, and neither will those who produced the parts for those factories.

First the government mismanagement creates an equities bubble, then a housing bubble, and now a condom bubble! The fallout from that could be ugly.

45 posted on 01/28/2009 4:48:48 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
“Dumber than a box of hair.”

Folks, we have to stop kidding ourselves and making the excuse that these people are doing what they are doing because they are stupid.

They are not stupid. What they are doing is an intentional, well-considered agenda to cement their power for the foreseeable future.

And it's working magnificently.

The peasants who vote for these charlatans are dumber than a box of hair, but the politicians most certainly are not.

46 posted on 01/28/2009 4:49:36 AM PST by Zeddicus
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To: Mygirlsmom

Well...the dems have spent 30 years dumbing down the populace...I guess it is finally paying off.


47 posted on 01/28/2009 4:50:49 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Sub-Driver

Pelosi is a danger to herself and others.


48 posted on 01/28/2009 4:51:16 AM PST by Overtaxed (So....just how bad did it get during the time of Noah?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Every day, more nuggets of “wisdom” from the Left. Isolate and narrow the number of actual taxpayers into an small and insignificant part of the electorate and pander to the rest. A socialist’s dream. William Z. Foster and Gus Hall must be smiling now.


49 posted on 01/28/2009 4:57:02 AM PST by ScottinVA (Make my world PURRRFECT, Lord Obama!)
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To: Sub-Driver
I am shocked every time by the fact that families living off welfare have much more than the working families in the same area. Better clothing, more food in their cabinets and all the toys any child could dream of.

Is it any wonder people are asking for big daddy government to save them?

Commies have destroyed our self reliance and our work ethic.

50 posted on 01/28/2009 5:02:27 AM PST by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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