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Pelosi: Unemployment Checks Serve As "Job Creator" & "Stimulus"
RealClearPolitics ^ | July 1, 2010 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 07/01/2010 12:33:44 PM PDT by i88schwartz

"It injects demand into the economy," Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said of unemployment checks.

"It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name."

Pelosi calls unemployment checks a "stimulus" that is a "double benefit" helping "those who lost their jobs" and at the same serves as a "job creator"

"It's impossible to think of a situation where we would have a country that would say 'we're not going to have unemployment benefits,'" Pelosi said.

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KEYWORDS: nancypelosi; stimulus; unemployment
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1 posted on 07/01/2010 12:33:48 PM PDT by i88schwartz
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To: John Semmens

I kept looking for your name.


2 posted on 07/01/2010 12:36:07 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: i88schwartz

This is satire, right?


3 posted on 07/01/2010 12:36:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: i88schwartz

Wow. She really is that fricking dumb.


4 posted on 07/01/2010 12:37:02 PM PDT by b4its2late (I feel so miserable without you; it's almost like having you here.)
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To: i88schwartz

Where do these libs come up with this horsesh**?


5 posted on 07/01/2010 12:37:53 PM PDT by Patrick1
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To: BenLurkin

She’s on video at the link... The world is mad...


6 posted on 07/01/2010 12:38:03 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: i88schwartz

Baloney. A worker who’s receiving the equivalent of $9.00/hour in unemployment benefits won’t be interested in in a job paying $10.00/hour. The repeated extensions of benefits have helped prolong the high unemployment levels.


7 posted on 07/01/2010 12:38:15 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: i88schwartz

If this isn’t insanity, nothing is.


8 posted on 07/01/2010 12:39:11 PM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: i88schwartz

“”It injects demand into the economy,” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said of unemployment checks.”

Yeah, like a needle injects Botox into Queen Nancy.

Can this idiot make up her mind- a few months ago she told us all to quit our jobs and take up arts and crafts, play guitar all day if we wanted- and Obamacare will make this all possible. Now she’s worried about unemployment?


9 posted on 07/01/2010 12:39:50 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: i88schwartz

Let’s see...let’s borrow money and increase a huge national debt to hand out cash to people.

She is literally an imbecile.


10 posted on 07/01/2010 12:39:50 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somwhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: i88schwartz

Pelosi is so happy about bringing communism to America that she appears to have gone insane.


11 posted on 07/01/2010 12:39:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! Had enough "history" yet?)
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To: i88schwartz
I can't watch the video here, does she explain just how unemployment creates jobs?

Is she talking about creating jobs at the unemployment office?

12 posted on 07/01/2010 12:40:15 PM PDT by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: i88schwartz
Pelosi: Unemployment Checks Serve As "Job Creator" & "Stimulus"

What part of the universe did she come from? Two years ago I was unemployed. I went from over six figures to $132 a week. That was about enough for to buy groceries for my wife and I. Fortunately I found a job fairly quickly, but the job security is extremely low.

I'd like to see ALL the members of congress become unemployed, especially pelosi & reid! Then we could see how unemployment checks server as "job creators".

13 posted on 07/01/2010 12:40:44 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (The usurper 0bama regime is a "Clear and Present Danger" to AMERICA! - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: i88schwartz; The Looking Spoon; writer33

You can’t parody these people, they are far dumber than we could try to make them look.


14 posted on 07/01/2010 12:40:57 PM PDT by GeronL (Just say NO to conservativecave.com, it rots your teeth!)
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To: i88schwartz
"It injects demand into the economy," Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said of unemployment checks. "It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name." Pelosi calls unemployment checks a "stimulus" that is a "double benefit" helping "those who lost their jobs" and at the same serves as a "job creator", Pelosi said.

Unbelievable! I thought this was a joke until I saw the video. The logical outcome of her reasoning is that the best thing that could happen for our economy is for everyone to be unemployed and receiving an unemployment check from the government.

15 posted on 07/01/2010 12:41:42 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from the Right Stuff!)
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To: i88schwartz

What a joke of a woman.


16 posted on 07/01/2010 12:41:50 PM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated public is the biggest threat to our democracy)
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To: i88schwartz

This woman has had way too many botox injections.


17 posted on 07/01/2010 12:42:13 PM PDT by Raebie
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To: i88schwartz

Love those onion stories.


18 posted on 07/01/2010 12:43:34 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: BenLurkin

This is satire, right?


Not in the Kenseyan (sp?) economic world.

Jobs are created when the government puts money into the economy. When the government pays people not to work, it is putting money into the economy. Thus, when the government pays people not to work, it is creating jobs.

This passes for actual logic in the “Alice in Wonderland” world of Kenseyan economics.

But even so, they don’t even follow their own logic to its logial end. The government gets the money to begin with by taking money OUT of the economy via taxes (which should eliminate jobs, if you follow their own logic). The jobs they are “creating” are simply replacements for the jobs they eliminated.

Or in other words, just moving deck chairs around on the Titanic.


19 posted on 07/01/2010 12:43:46 PM PDT by Brookhaven (The next step for the Tea Party--The Conservative Hand--is available at Amazon.com)
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To: voteNRA

because they spend it essentially.

never mind those dollars would have been spent elsewhere anyways and without the 20-25% overhead of the federal government.


20 posted on 07/01/2010 12:44:03 PM PDT by GeronL (Just say NO to conservativecave.com, it rots your teeth!)
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To: i88schwartz

excuse me folks while i roflmao.....
if these people in cali don’t get rid of this bia** next time around....sheesh....


21 posted on 07/01/2010 12:44:35 PM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: i88schwartz

bfl


22 posted on 07/01/2010 12:45:15 PM PDT by pigsmith
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To: i88schwartz

There has been unending extensions of unemployment since Porkulus I. So where are all of those jobs it created?


23 posted on 07/01/2010 12:47:12 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts soooo good!)
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To: GeronL
Thanks

I didn't expect her explanation to make any sense, just wanted to hear her rationale for the claim.

24 posted on 07/01/2010 12:48:37 PM PDT by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: i88schwartz

Is this The Onion? Iowahawk? This cannot be serious - no one is this stupid.


25 posted on 07/01/2010 12:48:53 PM PDT by GOPRaleigh (It's gonna be a loooonnnggg 4 years...)
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To: i88schwartz

Quick Quiz:

Which is nuttier?

A: Nancy Pelosi

or

B: Squirrel poop


26 posted on 07/01/2010 12:49:06 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: i88schwartz

The best unemployment check is a job.

Pray for America


27 posted on 07/01/2010 12:51:28 PM PDT by bray (Did Rush say Complete Failure?)
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To: GeronL

“never mind those dollars would have been spent elsewhere anyways and without the 20-25% overhead of the federal government.”

The whole point IS the 20-25% overhead of the federal government. They don’t really care if they have to tax and spend a billion in order to rake off a million. As long as they can rake off enough millions to make them and all their cronies rich as kings on the taxpayer’s dime.


28 posted on 07/01/2010 12:52:09 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: i88schwartz

Second career doing standup comedy?

But seriously folks - I just flew in from the coast - boy are my arms sore - wait a minute - what am I saying - I flew in on a miltary jet.


29 posted on 07/01/2010 12:52:59 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: GOPRaleigh
I kept looking for the "satire" tag until the truth crept upon me like a zombie in a horror movie: she really is that stupid. And we really are that screwed.
30 posted on 07/01/2010 12:53:55 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: i88schwartz

Let’s see — so by this logic, the welfare program we had from 1965 to 1995 was also a wonderful creator of jobs. It worked so well, we had to stop it.


31 posted on 07/01/2010 12:54:01 PM PDT by USNA74
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To: i88schwartz

I kept looking for the “Semi-satire” alert. Mike Savage is right...liberalism is indeed a mental disorder.


32 posted on 07/01/2010 12:54:18 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: i88schwartz
f'ing nut job!!!!....
33 posted on 07/01/2010 12:54:55 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: i88schwartz

Liberals really think that. That’s all part of having an incurable disease of the mind.


34 posted on 07/01/2010 12:56:08 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism: severe deterioration of the thinking apparattus)
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To: i88schwartz

Pelosi is so far out of touch, as with Stark and a host of tohers, that the only time she gets back to ‘reality’ is every time she wipes her arse. “Jane, you ignorant slut” comes to mind here. =.=


35 posted on 07/01/2010 12:56:44 PM PDT by cranked
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To: i88schwartz

Since when does anybody on unemployment go out and buy anything besides the basic necessities???
People on UE are not out creating jobs. They will consume much the same minimum gas and food requirements as if they had a decent job. But both the folks working and the unemployed have reduced disposable income with each new tax. So as states are forced to fund healthcare and deprive cities of funds, up go local sales and realestate taxes. And up go contribution requests from volunteer fire departments, teachers, all charities.

The best possible solution is to STOP federal confiscation of earned and invested dollars. That actually does put money into the economy and cause job creation.

Unemployment was obviously never intended as an economic tool- a safety net yes - but not an instument of market management.


36 posted on 07/01/2010 12:58:24 PM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: BenLurkin
This is satire, right?

Nope. Pelosi is dead serious, and not far enough leftist for most of her voters

37 posted on 07/01/2010 12:58:54 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 524 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: i88schwartz
Here's the plot unhatching...all unemployment checks will soon have "union due" deducted from them, thereby making all recipients "union members".

Hey, don't laugh, I read here on FR a while back about some lady who kept children, and they did it to her because welfare (or something) recipients were using government funds to pay for their child care.

The government giveth, and the government taketh away.
38 posted on 07/01/2010 1:00:18 PM PDT by FrankR ( If we don't stand up to tyranny, the tyrants win, and we're enslaved.)
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To: i88schwartz

OMG, she said this money is more important because it is spent quickly...so it stimulates the economy faster.

Well, maybe they should start cutting underemployment checks for those people who want to make more money at their jobs - they will promise to spend it quickly and therefore it will stimulate the economy.

Hey - this is easy and fun;)


39 posted on 07/01/2010 1:06:15 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: i88schwartz

NO WONDER WE ARE IN A MESS. . . . . . .


40 posted on 07/01/2010 1:10:25 PM PDT by DeaconRed (At one time life was GOOD. That was before BO. Once he is gone it will be again. . .)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

” “It injects demand into the economy,” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said of unemployment checks. “

Chortle

giggle

snort

guffaw

snigger

LOL


41 posted on 07/01/2010 1:12:14 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our Troops, and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: i88schwartz

I can’t believe anyone in leadership of this nation would think or say something like that. Unbelievable.


42 posted on 07/01/2010 1:12:44 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: i88schwartz

In Northern NY there have been ads on the radio claiming that for every one dollar of foodstamp use there is a dollar-eighty of benefit to the economy. No kidding.


43 posted on 07/01/2010 1:21:53 PM PDT by APatientMan
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To: i88schwartz

Pelosi can say anything, no matter how absurd, with a straight face.

This is a screamer though.


44 posted on 07/01/2010 1:22:25 PM PDT by y6162
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To: i88schwartz
I simply love this woman.

Next up on the Pelosi Show:


45 posted on 07/01/2010 1:24:22 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: i88schwartz

Pelosi is like Janeane Garofalo; both need to sell a vowel and make a down payment on a brain. What planet are they really on?


46 posted on 07/01/2010 1:43:14 PM PDT by IAGeezer912 (If government ownership of business is so great, why aren't the N. Koreans filthy rich?)
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To: i88schwartz

She needs to brush up her old used car salesman pitch even liberals are on to her next thing you know the msm will be on to her.


47 posted on 07/01/2010 1:45:49 PM PDT by Vaduz
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To: i88schwartz

48 posted on 07/01/2010 1:47:21 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: GeronL

You got that right.....:)


49 posted on 07/01/2010 1:59:28 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: USNA74

Let’s see — so by this logic, the welfare program we had from 1965 to 1995 was also a wonderful creator of jobs. It worked so well, we had to stop it.


Point taken but did we really stop it? My guess is that it was clinton smoke and mirrors and it’s still going on, much as before, perhaps under a different name or something.


50 posted on 07/01/2010 2:06:53 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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