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Daily Archives: August 22, 2011

Unemployment Benefits Stimulate The Economy — Not So Much

The knee-jerk and common sense reaction — to Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat’s claim that Unemployment Payments stimulate the economy — is, correctly, to roll your eyes and assert that it is nothing more than a politically motivated claim.

h/t cascadepolicy.org

A few short years ago, in 2004-2005, the Democrats were complaining about how bad the situation was for the unemployed under President Bush when the Unemployment Rate was 4% – 5% — not the 9% – 10% under the Obama regime.  That visit to the history books alone answers the question as to whether or not the claim of its stimulative affect is ideologically motivated.

But, alas, a good Conservative / Tea Partier wants the facts, and here are a slew of them from the Cascade Policy Institute — Oregon’s Premier Policy Think Tank.

Here’s the scoop on the stimulative negative affect of Unemployment Insurance.

 

 

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A Lotus Evora In Every Pot

“Since 1988, the Federal Government has paid $8 Trillion in Interest on the Federal Debt.  That’s enough to give every taxpayer a Lotus Evora dream car.”

h/t uncrate.com

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If your Representative (House or Senate) voted for this unbelievably bad debt deal, they need to be Primaried!  Period.

 
 

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