Unemployment benefits are creating jobs faster than practically any other program, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.
"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.
This make any sense to anyone else?
Answer by NotPanicking at 7:24 PM on Jul. 1, 2010
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Answer by Bezu at 8:00 PM on Jul. 1, 2010
This is as asinine as saying crime creates jobs. When crime goes up, people buy guns, install security systems, and vote to hire more police. So crime is good then, right? *shaking head*
Answer by mancosmomma at 8:05 PM on Jul. 1, 2010