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(Townhall)   Obama persists in his propaganda. Just this week, he made the bizarre assertion that extending unemployment benefits "actually helps the economy, actually creates new jobs"   (townhall.com ) divider line
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2014-01-10 12:58:53 PM  
11 votes:

Rev. Skarekroe: Only one thing creates jobs - lowering taxes. FACT.


RINO!

Banning birth control also creates jobs
2014-01-10 11:41:08 AM  
4 votes:
FIRST, you give the money to the rich people. THEN, the rich people will take that money and hire poor people to do jobs. THEN, the poor people will have the money.

This is Conservative Economics 101 here, people.
2014-01-10 11:28:15 AM  
4 votes:
Unemployed people just spend that money.  We need to give that money to someone like a Wall Street banker who will invest it instead in things like a new Chinese factory or a sweat shop in India.
2014-01-10 01:10:46 PM  
3 votes:
freakoutnation.com
2014-01-10 12:05:45 PM  
3 votes:

vpb: Isn't that just basic economics?  I think it's called "priming the pump".


The Limbaugh brothers are known for having their pump primed.   David.   Rush.  Coincidence?   Probably, but it makes you think...
2014-01-10 01:22:14 PM  
2 votes:

El_Perro: Just what does lesser Limbaugh think people do with their unemployment benefits?


They consume drugs. Hundreds and hundreds of dollars worth of drugs. Every two weeks. Rent doesn't get paid to their apartment management company. Food isn't purchased from grocery stores or corporations like Walmart. No one uses it to pay for a childs field trip or for new slacks for their interviews. Its not used to pay cell phone bills and for internet providers so that they can use the web to send applications (and surf porn). Its only used for drugs. Then, those drug dealers ship the money to Columbia to the drug kingpins who stash it all in safehouses outside of the United States. The money is totally taken out of circulation. Unemployment benefits are bad for the economy.
2014-01-10 01:22:12 PM  
2 votes:

iawai: And that $1 output in aid only takes $3 in input from borrowing/taxes after you pay the bureaucracy. So it's not a $1 investment by govt that returns 60% to govt. It's instead a $3 investment by taxpayers that returns $1 to the private economy.

What a great idea.


Well his is based on tested facts and your's is based on... errr.... potato?
2014-01-10 01:15:10 PM  
2 votes:

Rapmaster2000: wxboy: hubiestubert: What do unemployment benefits do?

They keep landlords paid up. They keep utility companies paid up. They keep banks paid on car notes. They buy groceries. Without unemployment insurance, all of those sectors take a hit. It's a stop gap to prevent further hemorrhaging in the economy.

Lies!  I have been assured by good folks such as Ted Cruz and Donald Trump that the poor and unemployed spend all their "benefits" on cocaine and boxed wine!

That's hard working boxed wine creators to you, pal.


wxboy: hubiestubert: What do unemployment benefits do?

They keep landlords paid up. They keep utility companies paid up. They keep banks paid on car notes. They buy groceries. Without unemployment insurance, all of those sectors take a hit. It's a stop gap to prevent further hemorrhaging in the economy.

Lies!  I have been assured by good folks such as Ted Cruz and Donald Trump that the poor and unemployed spend all their "benefits" on cocaine and boxed wine!


Wouldn't the cocaine trade be a good example of an unregulated and untaxed market?  Perhaps we should base our economy on that.
2014-01-10 01:04:34 PM  
2 votes:

ikanreed: Rev. Skarekroe: Only one thing creates jobs - lowering taxes.  FACT.

Hey, hey, let's not forget dumping toxic waste.


Or repealing Obamacare.
2014-01-10 11:32:19 AM  
2 votes:
Oh ho ho its magic. You know. Never believe its not so.
2014-01-10 02:05:15 PM  
1 vote:
Just visited the Mises Institute website.  Next upcoming event:

Mises Circle Southwest Regional in Houston 2014: The US Police State
January 18 | HOUSTON, TEXAS

Join Ron Paul, Lew Rockwell, Tom Woods, Yuri Maltsev, and Jeff Deist as they examine police states of the past and present and present new information and analysis to help in understanding the political and economic aspects of police states, and ask if we are already living in a police state in the United States today.


So there's that.
2014-01-10 01:33:58 PM  
1 vote:

urbangirl: I say this in complete and total sincerity: that might be the single most stupid comment I've ever seen on FARK.


Is this your second day on Fark?
2014-01-10 01:31:59 PM  
1 vote:

iawai: Pincy: Ahh, the Republican mantra: I got mine, fark you.

Ahh, the Liberal mantra: I got mine, don't give it to anyone, and vote for the govt to take money from Republicans, even though they actually do give to charity.



I say this in complete and total sincerity:  that might be the single most stupid comment I've ever seen on FARK.
2014-01-10 01:21:46 PM  
1 vote:

Rosecitybeaver: "Have you ever noticed that pointy-headed liberal academics and unctuous politicians espouse sophisticated-sounding theories to prove what common sense tells us is surely wrong? "

I mean, sure the data suggests one thing, but it's obviously another because...I said so...or possibly Jebus

I think he just managed to sum up the religious right, tea party, and stupid people in one simple sentence.


Common sense tells me a lead ball falls faster than a wood ball. But liberals espouse their sophisticated sounding theory of gravity. I WON'T HAVE IT!
2014-01-10 01:19:15 PM  
1 vote:
"Have you ever noticed that pointy-headed liberal academics and unctuous politicians espouse sophisticated-sounding theories to prove what common sense tells us is surely wrong? "

I mean, sure the data suggests one thing, but it's obviously another because...I said so...or possibly Jebus

I think he just managed to sum up the religious right, tea party, and stupid people in one simple sentence.
2014-01-10 01:16:40 PM  
1 vote:
Because there are millions of job vacancies waiting to be filled and the only reason it's not happening is because we're paying people to sit at home and eat refrigerated lobster.
2014-01-10 01:16:10 PM  
1 vote:
There's a Limbaugh the Lesser?
2014-01-10 01:13:16 PM  
1 vote:
But if they aren't destitute, how do I get the poor to degrade themselves for pocket change?
2014-01-10 01:11:29 PM  
1 vote:

wxboy: hubiestubert: What do unemployment benefits do?

They keep landlords paid up. They keep utility companies paid up. They keep banks paid on car notes. They buy groceries. Without unemployment insurance, all of those sectors take a hit. It's a stop gap to prevent further hemorrhaging in the economy.

Lies!  I have been assured by good folks such as Ted Cruz and Donald Trump that the poor and unemployed spend all their "benefits" on cocaine and boxed wine!


That's hard working boxed wine creators to you, pal.
2014-01-10 01:10:07 PM  
1 vote:

hubiestubert: What do unemployment benefits do?

They keep landlords paid up. They keep utility companies paid up. They keep banks paid on car notes. They buy groceries. Without unemployment insurance, all of those sectors take a hit. It's a stop gap to prevent further hemorrhaging in the economy.


Lies!  I have been assured by good folks such as Ted Cruz and Donald Trump that the poor and unemployed spend all their "benefits" on cocaine and boxed wine!
2014-01-10 01:10:00 PM  
1 vote:

ikanreed: Rapmaster2000: Just this week, he made the bizarre assertion that extending unemployment benefits "actually helps the economy, actually creates new jobs."

Oy, my head.  There are debates to its limits and impacts, but its generally accepted that you need to keep some type of floor on consumer spending.

See, the conservatives really believe it's impossible that their system predicated firmly on assuming a lot of bullshiat about economies cannot be wrong.  And thus any position backed by anything approaching reasonable modern economics is "bizarre".  Like, we're dealing with people who think that we've backslid since 1870 in terms of understanding.


What I'm seeing in that article is a moral argument against unemployment because it creates shiftless people taking their government money checks to buy steak and lobsters and Obamaphones.

Obama's statement is strictly an academic one.  Maybe unemployment makes the blacks listen to the rap music that makes the babies out of wedlock, but that's not what's being discussed here.

Dude needs to turn off the moral aggrandizing for a few minutes.
2014-01-10 01:09:39 PM  
1 vote:
My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl that is totally spunging off unemployment.  Therefore big government hand outs are bad.*

* Four billion a year to big oil companies is just smart government
2014-01-10 01:08:55 PM  
1 vote:

BunkoSquad: Rev. Skarekroe: Only one thing creates jobs - lowering taxes. FACT.

RINO!

Banning birth control also creates jobs


Excuse me? What about all those jobs for the creators of 10 Commandments monuments for our courts?
2014-01-10 01:07:51 PM  
1 vote:

ScaryBottles: ikanreed: Rev. Skarekroe: Only one thing creates jobs - lowering taxes.  FACT.

Hey, hey, let's not forget dumping toxic waste.

And hating gays.


I haven't actually heard that one earnestly expressed before.
2014-01-10 01:07:15 PM  
1 vote:
The economy collapses, businesses respond by shedding staff, and people become unemployed.  Economy recovers, businesses do not rehire, and people remain unemployed.

I think it's obvious that we should blame the unemployed.
2014-01-10 01:07:10 PM  
1 vote:
What kind of crazy talk is that, trusting the established cause-effect relationship?
2014-01-10 01:06:16 PM  
1 vote:
Bettet cut taxes
2014-01-10 01:06:11 PM  
1 vote:

BunkoSquad: Rev. Skarekroe: Only one thing creates jobs - lowering taxes. FACT.

RINO!

Banning birth control also creates jobs


Well abortion clinic staff, maternity nurses, OBGYNs, and pediatricians all need work too.
2014-01-10 01:06:03 PM  
1 vote:

ikanreed: Rev. Skarekroe: Only one thing creates jobs - lowering taxes.  FACT.

Hey, hey, let's not forget dumping toxic waste.


And hating gays.
2014-01-10 01:05:42 PM  
1 vote:

Marcus Aurelius: Unemployed people just spend that money.  We need to give that money to someone like a Wall Street banker who will invest it instead in things like a new Chinese factory or a sweat shop in India.


Yeah, as soon as they get it unemployed people will just irresponsibly spend it all on things that other people produce. We should instead give money to responsible people who will put that money in a bank account.
2014-01-10 01:03:24 PM  
1 vote:
$1 in aid returning $1.6 in tax revenue and being used in the areas where capital is most needed. What a terrible idea.
2014-01-10 01:00:07 PM  
1 vote:

Rev. Skarekroe: Only one thing creates jobs - lowering taxes.  FACT.


Hey, hey, let's not forget dumping toxic waste.
2014-01-10 12:55:44 PM  
1 vote:
Only one thing creates jobs - lowering taxes.  FACT.
2014-01-10 12:44:10 PM  
1 vote:
Does he seriously expect us to believe that in a consumption based economy, more people having money to consume helps boost the economy and create jobs.

Jobs only rain down upon us by giving tax breaks to rich people.
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-01-10 11:38:42 AM  
1 vote:
Isn't that just basic economics?  I think it's called "priming the pump".
2014-01-10 11:06:20 AM  
1 vote:
The farking nerve of that guy.
 
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