It pains me to write this about the Speaker of the House, Jackass Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), but just when one thinks this brain surgeon can not top stupidity, well, dammit! she does.
Today, the Speaker said, with a straight face, that unemployment benefits are-get ready for this-creating jobs faster than any other program.
Only this imbecile can say such a thing with a straight face.
And as the television pitcher says, but wait! There's more!
Here is some more wisdom from the worst and stupidest House Speaker. EVAH! :
"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."
No Jackass Nancy. Something else would create jobs faster.
That would be having an economy that has a lot of money in the private sector where entrepreneurs can get projects going and, yes, get Americans back to work.
But, under the leadership of the Dear Leader, President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Sen. Dingy Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and yourself, more money is in the hands of the federal government. And, surprise, unemployment is hovering around 10%. Oh, that is the official numbers from the Labor Department. Unofficially, unemployment may be as high as 17% in the United States.
Right now, unemployment benefits last 26 weeks. But, for some chronically unemployed Americans, they can get up to 7 3 weeks of unemployment insurance.
As the linked article points out, these unemployed Americans could be contributing more to the economy if they were working. While unemployment insurance is helpful, it can be gamed by many unemployed and it is. And those of us still working are paying for it.
I have had to use unemployment insurance in my life. But instead of depending on it alone, while looking for work I did temp work for quite a while. I did not find it a fun way to go, but many do not mind. And if they are given no incentive to look for full-time work, well some just will not do so.
If you want to get the economy moving in the United States, on November 2, 2010, elect a Republican congress.
And please, please, send this imbecile, Jackass Nancy Pelosi, back to minority leader. Or better yet, back to San Francisco.