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

rmt5 in MA Wrote: Jul 19, 2012 8:56 AM
The government should ALWAYS stay well within its means. Spending should NEVER exceed revenue. And BUDGETS should be made and adhered to---a concept that is foreign to liberals in Congress.

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...