Can’t make this up:
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.
Here’s the video:
And do you know what else? Our Senate Majority Leader believes that paying income taxes in the US is “voluntary.”
Doug Powers has news to top all of this off:
Meanwhile, in Racine, Wisconsin, President Obama reminded everybody that they should be happy that the unemployment rate isn’t even higher (Why? According to Stretchy McHugegavel we need the unemployment rate to go up in order to create those extra jobs).
This is like listening to the world’s worst football coach motivating a team that’s down by 30 points at halftime by reminding them that they’d be down by 50 if it weren’t for his superior team-prep, organizational and executive skills:
I feel so much more secure about my future knowing these geniuses are in charge, don’t you?