Skip to comments.Pelosi: Unemployment Checks Serve As "Job Creator" & "Stimulus"
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...
I kept looking for your name.
This is satire, right?
Wow. She really is that fricking dumb.
Where do these libs come up with this horsesh**?
She’s on video at the link... The world is mad...
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.
If this isn’t insanity, nothing is.
“”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?
Let’s see...let’s borrow money and increase a huge national debt to hand out cash to people.
She is literally an imbecile.
Pelosi is so happy about bringing communism to America that she appears to have gone insane.
Is she talking about creating jobs at the unemployment office?
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".
You can’t parody these people, they are far dumber than we could try to make them look.
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.
What a joke of a woman.
This woman has had way too many botox injections.
Love those onion stories.
This is satire, right?
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.
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.
excuse me folks while i roflmao.....
if these people in cali don’t get rid of this bia** next time around....sheesh....
There has been unending extensions of unemployment since Porkulus I. So where are all of those jobs it created?
I didn't expect her explanation to make any sense, just wanted to hear her rationale for the claim.
Is this The Onion? Iowahawk? This cannot be serious - no one is this stupid.
Which is nuttier?
A: Nancy Pelosi
B: Squirrel poop
The best unemployment check is a job.
Pray for America
“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.
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.
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.
I kept looking for the “Semi-satire” alert. Mike Savage is right...liberalism is indeed a mental disorder.
Liberals really think that. That’s all part of having an incurable disease of the mind.
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. =.=
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.
Nope. Pelosi is dead serious, and not far enough leftist for most of her voters
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;)
NO WONDER WE ARE IN A MESS. . . . . . .
” “It injects demand into the economy,” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said of unemployment checks. “
I can’t believe anyone in leadership of this nation would think or say something like that. Unbelievable.
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.
Pelosi can say anything, no matter how absurd, with a straight face.
This is a screamer though.
Next up on the Pelosi Show:
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?
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.
You got that right.....:)
Lets 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.