Hoyer: Extending Federal Payments to Unemployed Will Reduce Unemployment…

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12/6/2011

Apparently this makes sense to the left because we hear it all the time.

(CNS News) — House Minority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told reporters Tuesday that passing unemployment insurance will allow the jobless “to continue participating in growing the economy and creating jobs.”

Passing legislation that would extend unemployment insurance (UI) “is not just for people who are unemployed. It’s for getting people who are unemployed the opportunity to continue to participate in growing the economy and creating jobs,” said Hoyer during his weekly pen and pad briefing with reporters.

“I believe that the Republicans don’t want to leave here without passing UI. That would be . . . coal in the stockings of the American people. Not just [for] those who don’t have a job, but all of those who would be hurt by the additional burden that people who run out of unemployment would be in terms of food stamps, welfare payments, TANF [Temporary Assistance for Needy Families], and failure to help boost the economy,” added Hoyer…

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