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Steny Hoyer: Food Stamps, Unemployment Insurance are the Two Most ‘Stimulative’ Things You Can Do

McGovern Wrote: Jul 19, 2012 8:38 AM
Since the congressman believes that, why not go all the way? Give every American $10,000 in food stamps and government checks. Heck, give every American $100,000. That'll stimulate our economy so much we'll all be rolling in the dough.
Kevin 354 Wrote: Jul 19, 2012 9:04 AM
Thousand of years ago, a prince with a bright idea gathered up all of his gold and loaded it up onto a caravan of camels and road from one end of his land to another, giving the gold to the people. Who, then, for ten years after produced nothing while they traded all their gold to the neighboring land which was ruled by a prince who did no such thing, but let his people produce.

Some Dems never learn. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer recently pushed the tired argument that federal handouts are a great way of stimulating the economy. Via CNSNews:

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday that food stamps and unemployment insurance are the two "most stimulative" things you can do for the economy.

During a pen and pad briefing with reporters on Capitol Hill, Hoyer was asked if any Democrats are “reconsidering the wisdom” of letting the Bush tax cuts expire at year’s end for the top income earners given the still struggling...