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The thought process of a Liberal

Posted on: December 2, 2011

As many of you may know, the Congress is debating whether or not to extend unemployment benefits. A recent article by Doug Powers, tries to explain the thought process of U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.

U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said Wednesday that failing to extend the length of time that unemployment workers are eligible to receive federal unemployment payments “will mean an increase in the unemployment rate.”  An extension in unemployment benefits that Congress and President Obama enacted a year ago is set to expire at the end of December.

Solis further explained her statement by saying, “Extending unemployment benefits kept 3.2 million Americans out of poverty last year alone, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. A year ago President Barack Obama reached a bi-partisan compromise that kept 7 million Americans from losing these very important benefits. If the Republicans do not join hands with us again, it will mean fewer dollars flowing to groceries, to gas stations, to retailers, to businesses, and food on the table for millions and millions of families and their children. It will mean that small businesses will close their doors because they won’t be able to meet their payroll. It will mean more layoffs. It will mean an increase in the unemployment rate.”

Let’s take this thought process apart. Hilda Solis wants us to believe that unemployment insurance is a good way to keep the unemployment rate from rising, but on the other hand her method used to convince people to support extending and expanding unemployment benefits is “if we don’t do it, people will lose their jobs.” Using her argument — so what if they lose their jobs? Those people would then go on unemployment, and Solis (along with Jay Carney and Nancy Pelosi) have already established that expanded and extended unemployment rolls are good for the economy… right?

I have been unemployed many times during by business career. Yes, I used State Unemployment Insurance as a bridge before getting a job, which I aggressively looked for. Any type of job for me was better than getting unemployment insurance. Most state’s unemployment insurance runs out in 4-6 months. I was fortunate to find any type of job within that period. Yes, it helped to keep food on the table and bills paid for my family. And yes, these past three years under the Obama Administration has been really hard to find a job because there was no leadership in this administration to help the economy to grow.

But what really makes Solis’ thought process so unbelievable is that she is saying that by not working but receiving unemployment payments this helps other people to keep their jobs. This does not pass the smell test for me. What would you do if you got paid not to work? Of course not work at all. Living on the government dole is much easier to do than to try to get a job. But then liberals want all of us to depend on them and not on ourselves.

But then that’s how liberals think and that’s what is so scary.

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1 Response to "The thought process of a Liberal"

They don’t think, they operate on feeligns and emotions
John

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