Last week, Nancy Pelosi repeated the bizarre claim that an extension of unemployment benefits would create an uptick in employment. This was not the first time we heard this insane logic. We posted about President Obama’s similar claim on December 11 in which he also declared that an extension of unemployment benefits would result in job creation – more job creation than the proposed Keystone pipeline project!
Apparently Pelosi and Obama have no idea as to what the definition of “unemployment” is. The head of the Democratic National Committee, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, also chipped in when she said that unemployment did not increase under President Obama. Well, we know that is not true.
My main concern is whether or not President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and other leading Democrats actually believe what they say when it comes to the economy. If not, they’re lying again to the American public. On the other hand, if they really do believe what they’re saying, then it must be safe to assume that they are simply not living in reality. Either way, their statements on the economy reflect a severe disconnect with what is happening in the beltway (their universe) and what is really going on in the country.