I’m sorry. I really try to give our elected officials the benefit of the doubt. I rationalize by thinking that maybe they were misquoted or maybe they misspoke or maybe they don’t fully understand the issue, but when an official (the highest ranking member in the House) says something so incredibly stupid I must tell someone. So I picked you.
The headline says it all: The Speaker of the House believes the fastest way to create jobs is to issue unemployment checks. Under her theory, if we all quit our jobs and receive unemployment checks, we will create our new jobs that we can then acquire and then quit again to create even more jobs.
I don’t care what party you belong to. We have a huge deficit, unemployment is the highest it’s been in decades, no budget for 2011 (the first time the government has not turned in an annual budget since World War 2) and nothing I can see that will turn around any of the above. Now I understand why. No one has a clue