Newt Gingrich advised Republicans to make a contrast between Democrats who promote food stamps as their economic policy and Republicans who actually promote the useful concept called paychecks to grow the prosperity of Americans.
Unintentionally validating Gingrich, Nancy Pelosi responded by stating that food stamps and unemployment insurance are what it takes to end to the recession and grow the economy. “It is the biggest bang for the buck when you do food stamps and unemployment insurance – the biggest bang for the buck,” said Pelosi.
If we follow that line of reasoning, wouldn’t it be a good idea to put everyone on unemployment and give them food stamps? Think of the robust economy we could have then.
Debating Sharon Angle to retain his Nevada Senate seat, Harry Reid said raising the minimum wage increases employment. If that is indeed true, and with unemployment at a staggering 9.6%, why don’t we just raise the minimum wage till everyone has a job. Who knew the answer was so simple. Any time unemployment starts to go up, we’ll slash it by just raising the minimum wage.
With such poorly framed economic solutions coming from the Senate Majority Leader and the Speaker of the House, it’s no wonder Democrats are headed for a train wreck next month.
- Letters: Unemployment checks for everyone (knoxnews.com)
- Newt Gingrich: 2010 Election Is About Paychecks v. Food Stamps (politics.usnews.com)