12/01/2011

Labor Secretary: Failing to Extend Federal Payments to Unemployed Will Increase Unemployment

Posted by Brian
Reminiscent of fellow moron Nancy Pelosi's statement that unemployment "creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name" (Video link here), Hilda Solis made her own inane argument that unemployment benefits decrease the unemployment rolls.  Well, if that is the case, why don't these wizards of smart just put everyone on unemployment? We can just import everything, which would certainly create plenty of jobs overseas, and everyone here could live out the Democrat's socialist Utopian dream. The economic playing field would be leveled out, and we could all share equally in the misery.
Solis, an open borders advocate, is one of the more radical members of the Obama cabinet, and is perhaps best known for her statement to a La Raza audience, referring to Hispanics as "our people".  Talking to a Latino voter registration project conference many years ago, she stated "We are all Americans, whether you are legalized or not."




(CNSNews.com) - U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said Wednesday that failing to extend the length of time that unemployment workers are eligible to receive federal unemployment payments “will mean an increase in the unemployment rate.”

An extension in unemployment benefits that Congress and President Obama enacted a year ago is set to expire at the end of December.
At the same briefing on Capitol Hill, Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), echoing House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), said that lawmakers may lose their “soul” if they fail to pass legislation to extend unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless.
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