Good Grief… Valerie Jarrett Says Unemployment Stimulates the Economy (Video)

These people are shameless…
Speaking this week at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said that folks getting and spending unemployment checks is a healthy thing . . . because it stimulates the economy.
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  • Economan

    This is the insanity that lives in the WH, and the reason nothing will get fixed.

  • Patty

    This is from Obama playbook, Pelosi says the same thing. It is the left’s problem when they say things enough times they will believe. They being the mindless sheep that voted for this.

  • Mark

    Well, actually she is right. If a benefits system takes away 100 dollars from a wealthy person and transfers it to a poor person, spending increases, as the poor person spends that money immediately, creating demand for goods and services and thereby jobs. The wealthy person, would just keep the money on a bank account, or worse yet, a swiss bank account.

  • Patty

    Hopefully, Americans will look at the CBO figures or websites like Zero edge.

    I do believe facts don’t lie and the more unemployment the more entitlements and the less productivity. And the longer Americans stay on unemployment they will have a harder time getting any job with school or training.

    It will take years to get these Americans back on track to being a productive individual.

    Jarrett has a job, hopefully she too will be standing in the unemployed line and very soon.

    Then let’s see her chickens come home to roost.

  • Spartan

    Perhaps its time to take our kids out of the elitist colleges and start building up the schools that promote Christian values and our founding principles? Our kids are getting dumber and dumber. Our taxes for these colleges hasn’t done squat in their education, and it shows.

    It’s time to cut off the source. If it’s a fight they want, then a fight they will have!!!!! It’s time to stop sacrificing our kids on the alter of their ‘marxist piety’.

  • jorgen

    The economy will be stimulated when Obnama and his friends become unemployed.

  • Patty


    any job without going back to school or some serious training and what employer can wait that long.

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  • Greg

    The wealth of the nation measured 10 years from now will be remarkably less as a result of the socialist policies of WON WTF. The indebtedness, taxation for redistribution, prohibiting us manufacturing, preventing Us production of energy, social justice and just plain thieving in the Solar panel and like activities will take years to unravel.

  • patman

    Soup lines cause people to stand up and not sit. So soup lines are a healthy alternative to sitting.

  • b pocoroba

    2012….up is down, wet is dry, left is right, white is black….

  • BurmaShave

    If we ever get out of this economic mess, it will be in spite of Obama and his administration.

    One big reason Democrats cannot run this country is that they never learn from their mistakes. And that is mainly because they never admit that they make mistakes — and how would they know? the Liberal media reports their mistakes extremely seldom, and never makes a fuss over them — so how can they learn from their mistakes? At least we can learn from our mistakes: never elect a Democrat, and don’t believe the Liberal media.

  • nano

    I have lost track of how many in the WH and the left side of congress have made the same claim.

    Truth,science and logic need not apply here they have stupidity to sell to a base they need to try to get reelected.

  • myohmy

    Does anybody has ever call out the lunacy coming out from the Obama administration? Valerie Jarret is a slum lord who thrives on mob mentality and welfare society.

  • Espresso Logic – The 6th Sense

    #3 February 22, 2012 at 8:46 am
    Mark commented:

    I just love the smell of retards in the morning.

  • Espresso Logic – The 6th Sense

    VJ has a lot going for her. She’s not only an ugly c*nt, she’s a stupid c*nt.


  • Valerie

    #3 February 22, 2012 at 8:46 am
    Mark commented:

    Except that it wasn’t 100 dollars, but 30K, and it meant that the kitchen project, which had been planned for 3 years, did not get done. This actually happened, and it tanked the housing construction market.

  • #5 Spartan: From your lips to God’s ear…


    Valerie “Polly” Jarrett wanna cracker? The unemployment check may stimulate the economy, China’s economy.

    Mzzz Jarrett go have a little chat with Varney. Do yourself a favor and educate yourself.

  • west1890

    Jarrett= ignorant Marxist slumlord, trusted confidante to ignorant Marxist usurper in the White House…… birds of a feather

  • Valerie

    #16 February 22, 2012 at 9:16 am
    Espresso Logic – The 6th Sense commented:


  • Up is down and down is up in the Obama administration…

  • Valerie

    Shucks, don’t you bitter clingers know that Barack Obama is an economic geeenius?

    Let Thomas Friedman and the New York Times tell you all about it.


    The ONLY reason I linked this is because it showed up in today’s San Diego Union-Tribune, and I know there will be people that buy it, hook, line, and sinker. You ought to read the article, because it’s the first one I’ve seen that carries evidence of the split in promises that was characteristic of the first Obama presidential campaign.

    Friedman is trying to tell us that this guy Walker makes a lot of sense and that the economic genius Obama is going to save us all by following TEA Party-type fiscal recommendations. Look also at the outright lies he tells about the Republicans.

  • Valerie

    More doublespeak: Juan Williams got fired for merely appearing on FOX. So, what on earth is Garrison Keillor doing while still employed by NPR????

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  • Valerie

    I suppose scandals also “stimulate the economy.”

    “The Daily Caller has obtained documents, emails and communications showing how President Barack Obama’s Federal Communications Commission demolished wireless broadband company LightSquared’s competition through a pattern of regulatory decisions apparently aimed at establishing an “open-access” Internet in the United States.”

    translation: What’s good for George Soros is good for the USA. (h/t to Al Capp, orig. Charles Erwin Wilson)

  • Valerie

    We can recover from the mess the Obama administration continues to make, and the lies it tells to justify its looting of our resources.

  • pink tie Republican

    More unemployment checks will stimulate the economy even further, creating more jobs, then less unemployment checks, and a worse economy.
    Gee I’m confused.

  • Jackosan

    If unemployment checks stimulates the economy , Then put everyone on unemployment and watch the economy soar , and that pesky little debt problem will take care of itself in no time .
    See problem solved . Your welcome

  • Joanne

    The government takes tax monies from those who work and who actually put in more than they receive back, and then give the monies to those who don’t work, who spend the monies. What about letting those the government taxes spend their own monies – that would stimulate the economy and make the people who made the monies happy. Then those without jobs would get a job or create a job for themselves – now that would stimulate the economy. Creating a welfare state does not stimulate an economy; it destroys an economy. This is what happens when stupid people are elected.

  • 1RedBeard

    Jarrett isn’t stupid, as her comments might indicate, but is instead a bald-faced liar advancing an ultra-left-wing agenda in a deliberate and well planned manner.

    Never underestimate any of the Obama cabal. Devious, dogmatic, dangerous, un-American, and dead wrong, but never stupid.

  • No Man

    Dey is also sayin’ $5 a gallon gasoline is good for you.

    And, if youz doesn’t dink so, you is RACISTS!!!

    Isaiah 5:20
    Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
    Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
    Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

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  • Alana

    I hate the realization that she runs the country.

  • Toddski

    Ms Plastic Pelosi has made the exact same talking points………The Marxists at work !

  • driguana

    Obama, Biden, Jarrett…..what have we wrought???? Talk about stupidity….

  • Why don’t we just put everyone on unemployment that way the economy will really begin to boommmmm……..Zero seems to think unemployment checks create jobs and now his other brain seems to believe unemployment checks stimulate……….all dangerous idiots running this country

  • democraps suck

    just another lib-TURD who has no clue…obviously her voting district has no IQ either

  • i guess this is why the myth is killing so many jobs, its all to stimulate the economy.

  • dwd

    Unemployment checks stimulate the economy just as much as breaking a window does.

  • burt

    One of Obama’s people, like Holder, the Black Panthers, and the Occupy Group.

  • Jason

    The unemployed and poor people in general actually spend their checks. This puts money into the hands of business owners. When business owners see demand, they hire new people. Rich people don’t just magically create jobs out of the goodness of their hearts. There has to be demand. The wealthy are sitting on a ton of money right now and doing nothing with it. Supply side economics is a joke. Unemployment checks get spent, which increases demand, which creates jobs. You morons.

  • NorthernX

    They’re just flogging the lies and subterfuge strategy since nothing else (eg. screaming racism) seems to work. Historically, this tactic only seems to be effective in places with large uneducated peasant populations.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    If someone kicked her in her ass so hard she stumbled forward ten or fifteen feet then fell on her face, would that be considered to have stimulated exercise?

  • When do we really stand up and say enough! What will it take for a real revolt against this commie and what he is doing to all of us? How many of us have to lose our jobs and houses? How many have to commit suicide because of this bastard. before we do something to stop him, NOW! Not later, not in November but NOW!

  • I’m quitting my job. The economy is just too important, and I feel like I have to stimulate it.

  • Espresso Logic – The 6th Sense

    #41 February 22, 2012 at 2:39 pm
    Jason commented:

    Its nice to get the retard point of view.

  • Espresso Logic – The 6th Sense


    You are an idiot. There isn’t a whole lot of stimulus in illegal drugs, hookers, gold teef, and bling.

  • Skinner

    She is running the country – not Obama.

    And we are going to see her work for a long time after Obama vacates the WH.

    She is one of those creatures that comes along with a President, just like the herd of human rejects we got with Clinton that just don’t go away.

    She is bad news.

  • della street

    Who says little old ladies can’t be thugs? Jarrett has a lot in common with Ma Barker. Not too mention every decision she has been part of has backfired.
    She should just do her duty as the ‘bag man’ and shut up, preferably while residing in Chicago.

  • Jasper2

    Good Lord! This is an example of the qualifications to work in the Obama administration? So lets have everyone on unemployment, because it helps the economy!

    Valerie needs to take a course in basic economics. The only work that counts is work that creates wealth. Fewer productive workers means less wealth, not more!

    Using that mentality, let’s give everyone food stamps, because when they are “spent” the economy is stimulated!

    Here’s another great “Valerie-esque” idea: Let’s have everyone working for the government. Everyone will get a check to spend, and then government can be “stimulated” to hire more government “workers” like Valerie.

    Lastly, how about firing Valerie, so she too could stimulate the economy with her unemployment check.

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