Brilliant!… Obama Official: Thanks to Extending Unemployment Benefits “Millions of Jobs Were Saved” (Video)

It’s an Obama world…
Only an Obama official could come up with an economic statement as asinine as this.
Thanks to extending unemployment benefits “millions of jobs were saved.”
Via Zero Hedge:

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis made her ubiquitous post-NFP appearance on CNBC this morning and spouted the usual propaganda. However, while discussing how wonderful the ATRA was, the seemingly slap-happy Solis noted how great the fact that emergency unemployment benefits were extended for millions of people was – and that thanks to that (and the magic of the Keynesian multiplier), millions of jobs were saved. So, to sum up, paying people not to work, saved millions and millions of jobs?

And you wonder why this is the worst jobs economy since the Great Depression?

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  • Tom in CA

    Think of how many jobs were needed for that $20 million dollar vacation.

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  • Skandia Recluse

    Well, obviously then, think how many more jobs could be saved if even more people were unemployed!

  • American Woman

    This women is an idiot?

    No, this women is an enemy of the state and willfully takes us down the road of purposeful annihilation. The Obama Administration is filled with others that share her same world view.

    They need to be indicted for treason. How can we do that? Turn to Eric Holder or members of Congress? (Ouch!)

  • Finncrisp

    Ignorance is bliss in Washington these days. MSM remains remarkably uncurious about the ignorance that passes for knowledge. Fanticizing about finances usually ends badly…

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  • Sasja

    What is really scary is that are far too many of the stupid in this country who believes that.

  • Lim Lynn

    @ Tom
    It wasn’t only $20 million dollar vacation. We should add the earlier Total Amount of vacation and expenditure done by Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and the children.

  • http://Americanthinker paul

    And you know what is even worse? Millions of people will believe her.

  • Lilbby

    This woman is a blithering idiot.

  • Adi

    She actually makes a lot of sense, after all, you need 4 bureaucrats for every unemployment check.

  • Look-Out

    Watch Cavuto’s show — he’s got the guy on that Obama FACE to FACE promised he’d make sure the red tape would be cut re Sandy victims.

    This guy’s pi@@ed and said Barry’s “A liar and a phony.” (missed alot of the rest of interview)

  • ★FALCON★

    On the other hand it’s not the fault of the unemployed that the Obama Administration has created a jobs catastrophe and an economic meltdown.

    There just aren’t jobs to be had. I really don’t feel they should be the brunt of the rebuke when they are not really to blame. I can’t, in good conscious, think allowing them to starve is the right answer when America Obama tossed 90 billion down the toilet on “green energy”. That money could have been used for jobless benefits. I would rather see it go to folks that need it in an uncertain economic time, then to Obama cronies.

    An Administration’s job is not to quote *create* unquote jobs, but to set the market conditions that allow private enterprise to capitalize on those conditions. In other words, get the hell outta the way so those that understand business are free to engage it.

  • maria

    “FISCAL CLIFF” put in much better perspective.

    Lesson # 1:

    • U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
    • Fed budget: $3.820.000.000.000
    • New debt: $1,650,000,000,000
    • National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
    • Recent budget: $38,500,000,000

    Let’s now remove 8 zeros and pretend it’s a household budget:

    • Annual family income: $21,700
    • Money de family spend: $38,200
    • New debt on the credit card: $16,500
    • Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
    • Total budget cuts so far: $38,50

    Got it??… OK now.

    Lesson # 2:

    Here’s another way to lock at the Debt Ceiling:

    Let’s say, you come home from work and find there has been a sewer
    Backup in your neighbourhood ….and your home has sewage all the way up to the ceilings.
    What do you think you should do…

    Raise the ceilings, or remove the sh.t?

  • mike191

    Post 15: Bravo. Moreover, the quislings of the “fourth estate” should be front and center in showing the lunacy of Solis and others of the collective who trot out this gibberish when confronted with real unemployment in this Nation.

  • Oliver

    Perfect example of how Dems can successfully build an emotional, compelling case based on a FALSE PREMISE, knowing full well Republicans will get distracted by the minutia, and completely miss the fact that the original premise was WRONG.


    Who is John Galt?

  • Stella Baskomb

    Sooooo Hilda – now all the people on extended unemployment can be hired into all the jobs saved thanks to extended unemployment.

    Presto! No more unemployment !

    Neat as a whistle.

    (You know how to whistle don’t you Hilda? Just put your lips together and blow.)

    Anyway I guess saving jobs by paying for unemployment is how it works in Sacramento – Solis’ district when she was in the House.

    And just look what GREAT shape California is in.

  • dan

    Having unemployment or not having unemployment does mean one can get a job.I been unemployed for over one year .Since have no unemployment benefits.Somehow people think this mean everyone getting unemployment,when they are not. There are to few jobs for all of us out of work .

  • cavt

    Another wonderful example of our public education system and the quality of economic understanding taught. Talk about the blind leading the blind—–