Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said today that unemployment checks are a great way of creating jobs.
Seriously, she said it. Here’s the quote from the Fox News story.
“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.
Wow. That takes some chutzpah. We should all go on unemployment, so there would be tons of jobs created. However, since we’ll all be unemployed, there will be nobody to work them, because we’ll all be collecting so much unemployment to create all those jobs nobody will work.
Do they even think about these things before they say them?