Obama: More Jobs Created With Unemployment Checks Than With Keystone Pipeline …Huh?

How Pelosi-esque. Our Doofus in Chief believes handing out unemployment benefits creates more jobs than building a gas pipeline.
The Examiner reported:

As Obama called for passage of those bills, he also responded to a recent Republican push to require him to approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada. “However many jobs might be generated by a Keystone pipeline,” he said, “they’re going to be a lot fewer than the jobs that are created by extending the payroll tax cut and extending unemployment insurance.”

And you wonder why he’s the worst jobs president since the Great Depression?

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  • Carbon Pootprint

    That’s our participation trophy pResident bahahha

  • Bloodless Coup

    Gosh I didn’t realize that collecting unemployment was considered a valid occupation.

    So I suppose when one is asked, ‘do you have a job?’

    One should reply. ‘yes, I collect my unemployment check for a living.’

  • john03

    Did he REALLY say that??????????

  • eaglewingz08

    It seems to me that since UI payments are but a fraction of normal salary the cant create new jobs in fact there will always be a net job loss with respect to UI given that differential. Of course if no UI were paid the related job losses would probably be higher but that doesnt mean that UI is preferable to holding a job or that it creates jobs. The Pres. is off his nut on this one and on blaming Al Gore’s internet for unemployment.

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  • American Patriot

    What a total loser! I guess that is the Marxist/Socialist mindset again ….

  • Espresso Logic – The 6th Sense

    So the money being sucked out of the taxpayers to pay the loafers isn’t damaging the economy?

    What a pathetic azzwipe.

    BHO – Putting the POS in POtuS since 2008.

  • bg

    ++

    ask yourselves why Obama is still sitting in the Oval Office??

    other than “he was purposely placed there to transition
    US into the NWO”, good luck finding a logical answer.. 😛

    ==

  • squeaky

    i suppose the need to hire more claims adjusters to staff the local unemployment offices would qualify as jobs created. along with the need to bring on more employees to process applications for all the side benefits such as fuel assistance, medical assistance, food stamps, etc. the government thrives on others misfortune.

  • KornKing

    Only jobs created by UE are underground jobs

  • MrGoodWench

    Well since banks have been giving home loans based on welfare checks as INCOME,
    what’s wrong with the regime justifying food-stamps and unemployment checks as good for the economy ?

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    “…and extending unemployment insurance.”

    Good God. Did he really say this?

    He can’t be that breathtakingly stupid, can he? Did the voters really and truly put a moron into the White House???

  • SOB

    “However many jobs might be generated by a Keystone pipeline,” he said, “they’re going to be a lot fewer than the jobs that are created by extending the payroll tax cut and extending unemployment insurance.”

    One can only wonder, since he is openly admitting both would create jobs, why he so clearly sees it as a either/or proposition.

    Shouldn’t he be trying to create as many jobs as possible instead of doing just enough in his mind? Or is he admitting that job creation is merely a political game to him, as his statement implies?

  • MrGoodWench

    There are some “inner city” neighborhoods in our country where 90-95% people don’t work and subsist on gubmind checks.
    So following Obama’s logic, can these neighborhoods be classified as almost 100% employed ?

  • USMC Thomas

    POS SØBama will receive a lifetime pension of almost $200,000 yearly + perks for his service to this great nation.

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  • Oh I see, simple logic… the more unemployed there are the more jobs there will be. Ultimately full unemployment would mean full employment.

  • shibumi

    There’s also this little thing in unemployment called “lack of work.” So if you work on call, and there’s no work, you can collect unemployment. I know people who have been collecting unemployment every year since 1980 because of “lack of work.”

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  • Had It In Ohio

    Obama is a Doofus!

  • Militant Conservative

    No he’s not stupid. Obama truly believes government

    Jobs are better thN private sector. Thus his goal is

    Either socialism or communism in Amerika.

    HE. IS. EVIL. INCARNATE.

    Powder is dry

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  • Molon Labe

    He’s well on his way to achieving his objective of destroying constitutional government and capitalism in the USA. The only question I have is how many trolls are there that agree with him. I suspect he will be defeated by a margain of over 6% whoever the GOP puts up.

    Each day the stench of the corruption, cronyism, and Marxism fouls the air. This is the most corrupt and disgraceful bunch of perverts ever to rule the nation. The founding fathers must be planning a new revolution.

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  • StrangernFiction

    So because I’m going to make more money investing in item A than item B, I should not invest in item B, even though doing so will also be profitable.

    That’s some solid logic you got going there Barry.

  • Who authorized Fast & Furious?

    SCOAMF should not try to think and talk at the same time.

  • Texas_Treeroach

    OTHER ENTRIES FOUND IN OBAMA’S SECRET BOOK OF PARADOXICAL LOGIC:

    Jobs Logic:
    If ten thousand oilfield jobs are never allowed to be fulfilled and are killed in the woods of the Oval Office, does anyone hear them fall?

    If you give away someone else’s money out of one hand, and withhold real jobs money in the other, how much poop have you effectively served the Private Sector?

    Non-Governmental analogy:
    When you give $200 to your unemployed child for Christmas-gift “spending money” and the child gives you a $3 gift on Christmas Day, you have received the “distributed benefits” of the Season.

    Mathematical Regression to Net-Sum Zero:
    Person X pays taxes to help cover a $2000 unemployment check for person Y, every month.
    Person Z is denied a private sectore job that would have paid $5000 a month.
    Who wins and who looses?
    Answer: Person Y AND Z win.
    (Hint: Because person Z was denied the opportunity of working in the private sector, he will soon become another statistic on the unemployment rolls. Like Person Y, Person Z wins an unemployment check.)

    Person X looses: Unable to support Y and Z, Person X will soon join the rolls.
    Persons remaining to provide unemployment funds:
    Net-Sum = Zero.

    Ancillary Logic:
    More buffalos have been shot than Unicorns saved (a PETA-suggested entry).

  • StrangernFiction

    ask yourselves why Obama is still sitting in the Oval Office??

    Because this country is in BIG TROUBLE!

  • totally clueless………………its no wonder his college records are kept under-lock-key……..

  • wth

    So who’s left advising this guy now… Jarrett?

  • chris

    I run a small business. I employ anywhere from 3 to 10 people depending on what projects I undertake.

    The lower deduction has zero positive effect on whether I hire someone. It has a somewhat negative effect in making me more cautious because a bankrupt retirement system is being purposefully underfunded and this will blow up eventually. Now, sooner than later. The utter lack of responsibility is shocking and deadens enthusiasm to invest.

    No one who notices a couple of cents in their weekly paycheck decides to give me more business because of this “windfall.”

    The employees do not even seem to know there is a slight increase in net – this game doesn’t provide incentive or change behavior.

    More hours and higher pay provide incentive. Rule of law, predictability and less government allow me to invest more in my business.

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  • Granny

    #9 December 8, 2011 at 3:36 pm
    squeaky commented:

    i suppose the need to hire more claims adjusters to staff the local unemployment offices would qualify as jobs created. along with the need to bring on more employees to process applications for all the side benefits such as fuel assistance, medical assistance, food stamps, etc. the government thrives on others misfortune.
    _________

    No they don’t. In case you haven’t noticed, other than an initial application virtual everything related to an unemployment claim is handled either over the phone or online these days. That is one of the reasons I think this has gone on as long as it has. When we had the big recession in the 70’s people still had to go down to the office every week to fill out paperwork so they could get their check. The lines literally went clear around entire city blocks, giving a very accurate estimate of just how many people were out of work with a single glance in every town in the country. They couldn’t fiddle the numbers or hide them like they do now. The only accurate thing that can be said about official “unemployment numbers” these days is this:

    There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics.

  • Granny

    #31 December 8, 2011 at 6:10 pm
    wth commented:

    So who’s left advising this guy now… Jarrett?

    Remember back when he was first elected and had the bloody fit over not being able to have his Blackberry because all Presidential communications are supposed to be both secure and recorded for posterity? And remember how he got his “special” Blackberry? Whoever has been controlling him via that Blackberry right along would be my guess, because you can bet your boots his Blackberry messages are not publicly available and never will be.

  • Path

    No, I don’t wonder why he’s the very worst – It’s really hard to miss it. Maybe if the MSM would begin to cover even parts of it people would begin to wake up.

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  • John03

    So I should lay off some of my employees before Christmas to create some jobs and stimulate the economy?

  • KornKing

    No John-let’s all shut down and celebrate the full effect of all the wealth that will be created when everyone’s sitting on their asses drinking beer

  • BS-meter

    Can you say sh!t-for-brains? Sure. I knew ya’ could!

  • I don’t know if I would understand the Capitalism that takes place when the US drills if I had never lived in an oil city in an oil state. But I can tell you that I have never seen anything like it. During the end of Bush’s presidency, I lived in 2 oil states and my husband worked in the industry The redistribution of wealth from person to person and businesses to business was all voluntary. No state income tax. That was fun. My problem wasn’t will I get a job but which one do I want. The good old day.

  • Patty

    One loon, two loons you have destroyers of This Great Nation. One is the devil and the other is too.

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  • lsmith

    I remember during “shovel ready job” scam, when a County Gov. buys a riding lawnmower and that counted as 6 jobs being created.
    $3 a day extension! I’ll hire an accountant!

  • Calliegirl

    This guy is begging to be thrown out of office. It’s like he gets up every morning & thinks how off putting can I be today. It’s not like Republican presidential field can win. I can think of four people who could of stepped up to the plate & didn’t . If Obama wins a second term we as a country are doomed. To think that Fort Hood is called ”workplace violence” under this administration & Eric Holder is still AG says it all.

  • scituate_tgr

    Congratulations Harvard! I’m sure this is quite a proud moment for these outstanding intellectuals of higher education to bask in the glory of knowing they have influenced and produced the most intelligent president ever elected. Wow, what an accomplishment.

    And to think that I’ll soon have the opportunity to vote for yet another ivy league professor of superior intellect and smart power – elite Liz Warren – for my new senator. I’m just giddy.

  • Kissmygrits

    Huh? and the left thinks this guy is an intellectual!

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