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Pelosi: Unemployment Checks Fastest Way to Create Jobs (Imbecile Alert!)
Fox News ^ | 07/01/10

Posted on 07/01/2010 2:10:01 PM PDT by MissesBush

Unemployment benefits are creating jobs faster than practically any other program, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.

Talking to reporters, the House speaker was defending a jobless benefits extension against those who say it gives recipients little incentive to work. By her reasoning, those checks are helping give somebody a job.

"It injects demand into the economy," Pelosi said, arguing that when families have money to spend it keeps the economy churning. "It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name."

Pelosi said the aid has the "double benefit" of helping those who lost their jobs and acting as a "job creator" on the side.

"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.

Democrats have been trying for more than a month to pass a bill extending jobless benefits to more than 1 million people. Currently, jobless benefits last nearly two years -- up to 26 weeks paid by state treasuries with federal help for up to an additional 73 weeks.

Of course, those workers could be sending a lot more money into the economy if they had jobs since unemployment benefits generally do not cover the entire cost of lost wages.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: pelosi; unemployment
It's just painful to think people this moronic are in charge of our government. They have no clue what needs to happen to get the economy moving again which is why we're stuck in the swamp. Utterly, totally clueless this bunch of socialist pinheads.

Studies show the longer unemployment benefits are extended the longer people are likely to remain unemployed since the majority of unemployment recipients wait until benefits are close to running out before getting serious about looking for a job.

1 posted on 07/01/2010 2:10:03 PM PDT by MissesBush
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To: MissesBush
"It injects demand into the economy," Pelosi said, arguing that when families have money to spend it keeps the economy churning. "It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name."

Errr... No. Cutting the federal income tax rates will do that you BOTOX WITCH!!!

2 posted on 07/01/2010 2:14:50 PM PDT by avacado
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To: MissesBush

oh this is great news, now when we send nancy packing and she gets her unemploymnet check we will all feel better knowing that we are also helping the economy


3 posted on 07/01/2010 2:15:48 PM PDT by edzo4 (You call us the 'Party Of No', I call us the resistance.)
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To: MissesBush
Having businesses expand is the fastest way to create jobs - something this dillhole and her ilk are clueless about!
4 posted on 07/01/2010 2:16:01 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: MissesBush; Lazamataz
Reminds me of Lazamataz's THE ONION SHUTS DOWN: "NO MORE SATIRE POSSIBLE"
5 posted on 07/01/2010 2:16:01 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: MissesBush

Pelosi is an idiot.


6 posted on 07/01/2010 2:17:41 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: edzo4

Yes, since unemployment checks do so much to help the economy, why not just force business to lay off all their employees?? And Nancy will certainly want to do her part by giving up her House seat for which we’d gladly extend her unemployment benefits as well.


7 posted on 07/01/2010 2:18:35 PM PDT by MissesBush (Stay angry--right through November)
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To: MissesBush
Well I guess the City of Maywood, CA will be creating all kinds of jobs then, huh Nancy.
8 posted on 07/01/2010 2:19:52 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: MissesBush

The word stupid is too good to describe Pelosi.


9 posted on 07/01/2010 2:20:59 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: MissesBush

Especially in this economy where people may not have an easy time finding a job in thier chosen field or a job at the level they hoped for. With unemployment they will probably not take what they CAN get. Without unemployment almost everyone that is not independently wealthy will take what they can get.


10 posted on 07/01/2010 2:22:35 PM PDT by Mere Survival (Mere Survival: The new American Dream)
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To: MissesBush

I’m still waiting for the 400,000 Obamacare jobs she promised.


11 posted on 07/01/2010 2:22:52 PM PDT by Gomez (killer of threads)
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To: MissesBush
Pelosi said the aid has the "double benefit" of helping those who lost their jobs and acting as a "job creator" on the side.

By this loony logic we can make the economy really hum by just doubling or tripling the unemployment benefits. We'll create millions of new jobs by paying billions to people who aren't working. Brilliant!

12 posted on 07/01/2010 2:24:10 PM PDT by eggman (Grab a mop Mr. Gibbs! Your boss is making another mess.)
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To: MissesBush
Unemployment benefits are creating jobs faster than practically any other program, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.


13 posted on 07/01/2010 2:24:17 PM PDT by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: MissesBush
so FOS...and a liar to booth
14 posted on 07/01/2010 2:26:18 PM PDT by ldish (Looking forward to Independence Day)
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To: MissesBush
so FOS...and a liar to booth
15 posted on 07/01/2010 2:26:28 PM PDT by ldish (Looking forward to Independence Day)
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To: MissesBush
so FOS...and a liar to booth
16 posted on 07/01/2010 2:26:35 PM PDT by ldish (Looking forward to Independence Day)
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To: MissesBush
Studies show the longer unemployment benefits are extended the longer people are likely to remain unemployed since the majority of unemployment recipients wait until benefits are close to running out before getting serious about looking for a job.

In normal times, I would be inclined to agree. But, thanks to Obama and his fellow Socialists, these times are anything but normal. The fact is in many parts of the Country, there are no jobs and those who are receiving benefits are basically just barely surviving on what they receive.

I don't think for a moment that Democrats are wanting to fund unemployment extensions for the good of those their policies have hurt. Instead, it's vote related and they're scared to death how much worse the economy would be without this stimulus.

Maybe it's just me, but almost all the people I know who are unemployed are Republicans, and while I'm certain they're thankful for the benefits, none that I know are planning to vote Democrat.

17 posted on 07/01/2010 2:27:20 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Godzilla

Since she says it with a straight face, one must assume she means government jobs processing those checks were created.
Aaaah, now it’s clear.


18 posted on 07/01/2010 2:28:02 PM PDT by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: MissesBush

I think the Crats added a lot of Pork to the bill.


19 posted on 07/01/2010 2:29:28 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: MissesBush

Coming soon to a street corner near you:

Homeless vet, now hiring.


20 posted on 07/01/2010 2:30:46 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: avacado

Yes it does inject demand into the economy; demand for higher taxes and more debt. If the government had any money of its’ own Pelosi might have a point. Taking cash out of one person’s wallet, however, and putting it in the wallet of another does absolutely nothing to stimulate anything worth having. Hard to believe this wizard of smart is just two heartbeats away from the Oval Office.


21 posted on 07/01/2010 2:37:42 PM PDT by csmusaret (50,000 sailors in rowboats using mops could do a better job of cleaning the Gulf than Obama is.)
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To: edzo4

The Communist method of job-creation: throw money at it until you imagine it works.

I have one question, though. The Soviet Union’s fiasco was supported by American money since 1917. Whose going to support the American fiasco?


22 posted on 07/01/2010 2:41:39 PM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: MissesBush

Sure...give me FREE $$ and I will promise to buy things too. Like fast cars, restaurant outings, massages, etc. Really, just try it, you’ll see. Pleaseee!!


23 posted on 07/01/2010 2:44:53 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Pelosi is an idiot.

I believe Idiots would be justified if they feel unjustly maligned by your statement, Sir.

24 posted on 07/01/2010 2:45:17 PM PDT by FreeKeys ("You can fix ignorant. You can't fix stupid."-NB "Against stupidity the very gods fight in vain."-FS)
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To: MissesBush

"sharp as a bag full of wet mice"

25 posted on 07/01/2010 2:51:34 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: MissesBush

She meant, people have to eat and pay bills so the unemployment money goes into circulation while people tread water waiting for the next brilliant ideas and statements from Congress.


26 posted on 07/01/2010 2:52:35 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: MissesBush

Pelosi is just revealing the next big step in Obama, her, and Harry Reid’s U. S. S. A.

There will no longer be something akin to unemployment. There will only be a guaranteed income.


27 posted on 07/01/2010 3:03:03 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (06/15/2010 Obama's Shame-Wow address...)
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To: MissesBush
""It injects demand into the economy," Pelosi said, arguing that when families have money to spend it keeps the economy churning"

Ummm... Nancy, where does that money come FROM?

TAXPAYERS, you moron!

So I work for a living, you confiscate my earnings, so I can't spend my money; and you assholes give my money to the un-employed?!

28 posted on 07/01/2010 3:06:40 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: MissesBush

Why Not?
Look how good its worked SO FAR!!!


29 posted on 07/01/2010 3:10:08 PM PDT by Colvin (Proud Owner '66 Binder PU, '66 Binder Travelall,)
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To: freekitty

This lady is as dumb as a box of marbles. Pure psychobabble.


30 posted on 07/01/2010 3:20:27 PM PDT by 506Lake (Study your history; not the news media.)
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To: FreeKeys

As a citizen of the Kingdom of ID, I can speak for all my fellow Idiots to that point. We do not wish to be associated with anyone as insane as Ms Pelosi. How dare you suggest that she is one of us!


31 posted on 07/01/2010 3:24:58 PM PDT by cartoonistx
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To: MissesBush

Yeah, unemployment checks sent out to un-American asshole leeches like pelosi, who we’ve, HOPEFULLY, sent packing from their cush jobs in the next election or two.


32 posted on 07/01/2010 3:40:54 PM PDT by DocH (Official Right-Wing Extremist Veteran Seal Of Approval)
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To: MissesBush
Yes, since unemployment checks do so much to help the economy, why not just force business to lay off all their employees??

As a result of Obama-nomics, that's exactly what's happening.

33 posted on 07/01/2010 3:47:47 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: 506Lake

How did she make it so far?


34 posted on 07/01/2010 4:42:18 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: MissesBush; All

See: “Economies do not grow because consumers spend; consumers spend because economies grow.” here: http://tinyurl.com/StimulationVsAusterity


35 posted on 07/01/2010 7:29:11 PM PDT by FreeKeys ("You can fix ignorant. You can't fix stupid." -- Neal Boortz)
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To: freekitty
How did she make it so far?

Her district is in San Francisco. THAT's how.

36 posted on 07/01/2010 7:32:42 PM PDT by FreeKeys ("Against stupidity the very gods fight in vain." -- Friedrich Von Schiller)
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To: MissesBush

37 posted on 07/01/2010 7:49:28 PM PDT by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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To: pacpam

She says everything with a straight face, Ms Botox that she is...


38 posted on 07/01/2010 9:06:39 PM PDT by delchiante
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