Hilda Solis: Paying People Not To Work Saved Millions Of Jobs

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Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis made her ubiquitous post-NFP appearance on CNBC this morning and spouted the usual propaganda. However, while discussing how wonderful the ATRA was, the seemingly slap-happy Solis noted how great the fact that emergency unemployment benefits were extended for millions of people was - and that thanks to that (and the magic of the Keynesian multiplier), millions of jobs were saved. So, to sum up, paying people not to work, saved millions and millions of jobs? Indeed America, indeed.


Must Watch from 3:00 onwards, she stumbles and shakes her head when pushed on the question of how many jobs we lost due to fiscal cliff uncertainty (no idea - none she believes) and then the money-shot on the unemployed and saving millions of small business jobs...



"By the movement that the President did [in ATRA negotiations] we saved millions of jobs"

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Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:39 | 3123000 Getting Old Sucks
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I'm really beginning to be embarrassed to be a US citizen.  Proud to be American though.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:45 | 3123027 Ghostdog
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Well if giving benefits to 2 million people created 2 million jobs then we should give 330 million people benefits and create 330 million jobs! Whew! Sometimes that hardest problems have the simplest answer..............................

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:46 | 3123037 S5936
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She couldn't qualify as a contestant on Wheel of Fortune. A true imbecile.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:54 | 3123073 Getting Old Sucks
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Hilda, your spin.

Uh, I'd like to buy a number.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:06 | 3123132 S5936
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That's funny ! Thx I needed a good laugh.

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 03:13 | 3124777 Manic by Proxy
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Pat, I like to please buy a bowel.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:49 | 3123049 Richard Head
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If Hilda Solis showed up to work in a private company, she would quickly be identified as the dumbest person there. People like her can only get ahead in government jobs. 

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:49 | 3123050 JR
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The story is that these officials are fabricating the numbers in order to help the bankers. Solis sounded like a total flake. The first question was the killer. How is it that we're doing better with the same figures as a year ago?

Anyone who would sit in Washington and manipulate these figures is an enemy of the people and of individual liberty. Each is playing his part on the banker team.  And that includes every clerk, every minor official, every department head, all the way to the highest official in the president’s Cabinet, i.e.,Hilda Solis who began her Washington, DC climb at the end of the Carter administration in the White House Office of Hispanic Affairs to  become the first Hispanic woman to serve in the U.S. Cabinet, fittingly as "Amnesty" Obama's current Secretary of Labor in the United States Department of Labor. 

Solis is in charge of these manipulated BLS figures.

The purpose of destroying and manipulating BLS employment figures is to drive America into a dictatorship of the bankers. America has an employment disaster and BLS officials are doing their part to try to cover up the disaster so that the Fed banker cartel can consolidate its power.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:58 | 3123088 NotApplicable
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Diversity, bitchez!

They use it as a tool to promote idiots to positions in order to protect the perpetrators of crimes behind the scenes. (After all, there's only so many sophists that can spin a semi-intelligent sounding defense.)

Sometimes, the Peter Principle pays handsome dividends.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 17:28 | 3123864 mercenaryomics
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They use it as a tool to promote idiots to positions

Any criticism of said diversity hire must be by definition a baseless ad hominem attack by a racist, sexist, antisemitic, homophobic, sociopathic, class-warring, chauvinistic white supremacist who deserves to be fired, divorced, castrated and put out to sea. 

A diversity hire is beyond repute; they cannot be idiots even when they are idiots. 

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:54 | 3123071 Seasmoke
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i am tired of all these CUNTS !!!!!!!!

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:56 | 3123081 yogibear
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In the same mindset maybe we can save millions more by unemploying everyone else. Bernanke can just print all the money we need. 

A complete path to a socialist welfare state. All we need is a Hugo Chavez type.


Fri, 01/04/2013 - 16:01 | 3123471 SilverFish
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Doesn't look like Chavez is long for this earth anyway. We could siphon some of his DNA and clone him, making our own personal Chavez.



Its just a dream I have.

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 03:11 | 3124774 Manic by Proxy
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Sean Penn is already in mourning.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:58 | 3123089 Skip
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Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis another Reconquista in Obama regime.

La Raza gets YOUR taxpayer dollars and funnels them into MEChA

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan
"Por La Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada."
"Everything for the race. Everything outside the race, nothing."

MEChA Constitution (Article II, section 1):
"General membership shall consist of any student who accepts, believes and works for the goals and objectives of MEChA, including the liberation of AZTLAN, meaning self-determination of our people in this occupied state and the physical liberation of our land."

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:03 | 3123117 Quinvarius
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People with jobs should be forced to carry around people without jobs on their backs all day.  They will sleep better at night after an exhausting day of laboriously toting their fellow citizen around.  It is a win win situation.

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 03:09 | 3124772 Manic by Proxy
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+1 for the oblique image-conjuring from "Fahrenheit 451"

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:06 | 3123127 yogibear
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La Raza"  or the ""the Race"" is sometimes used to denote people of Chicano 


It's running the show now. 

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:43 | 3123363 Taffy Lewis
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I'm doing my best to prepare my children for the New America; this is how we count to 10 in Spanish:

Uno, dos, tres, taco, burrito, salsa, queso, gordo, flojo, cerdo.

The oldest kid's teacher is NOT amused!

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:52 | 3123415 GMadScientist
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...pendajo, chingadera, boracho!

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 16:03 | 3123481 Taffy Lewis
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I'm just trying to keep the conversation on the same intelligence level as "Madam Secretary".

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 16:05 | 3123489 SRVDisciple
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you left out "cerveza"  which means 6 (as in pack) and "mañana" which is $16.4Trillion


Fri, 01/04/2013 - 22:03 | 3124434 IMA5U
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I'd do her!!

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:13 | 3123161 Aurora Ex Machina
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Keywords: Infrastructure - Construction.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:14 | 3123172 Bicycle Repairman
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The maximum UE benefit is about $600/week pre-tax (yeah, taxes must be paid) or $30K per year.  The average is probably half of that.  So the typical person is brought to the poverty line for 99 weeks at most.  Will this pay for housing, transportation, food and healthcare?  Yeah, of the lowest quality, but it keeps the food lines down.

Don't despair, some of these people work.  Under the table.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:18 | 3123203 bnbdnb
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$30k a year is my discretionary...

I'm close to paying off all my debt.


What do you think I will do next?

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 17:32 | 3123880 mercenaryomics
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Next? Well, pay more taxes and have less discretionary as of 1/1/13. 

(Presuming US citizen of course) 

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 17:11 | 3123797 optimator
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Quite a few are doing so well working under the table that they'll stay there even if unemployment insurance runs out! 

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:17 | 3123194 crzyhun
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Hildi, I get not a jot of solace from you. Frankly you have 1984 tattooed on your sole from the cradle to the grave.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:52 | 3123413 lakecity55
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How much dick did she have to suck on the way up?

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 17:37 | 3123889 mercenaryomics
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Do diversity-hire women have to suck dick on the way up? I suppose that would at least make them equal with the white women breaking glass ceilings. 

If not I offer myself for madam labor secretary and any other diversity-hires' equality strides!  

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:21 | 3123227 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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I thought the presidential campaign was over ...

How many plugs did she give to her beloved Prez?

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:27 | 3123255 Remington IV
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Maybe we'll be lucky and she'll join that unemployed group pretty soon

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:28 | 3123267 toomanyfakecons...
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Not the brightest blub!

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:42 | 3123361 Darksky
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I watched this crap live until she said something like '...and places like cnbc need to spread the word on how great this program is...'. Not exact quote and im not watching this person again to get exact quote. I immediately changed the channel and started my day long ZH learning session.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:51 | 3123392 Lord Of Finance
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She sounds very proud of herself being used as a government propaganda mouthpiece.


It must truly be an honor to be a federal employee of her status and also being part of one of the horns of the beast.


Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:49 | 3123399 Salt
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The bitch treats the general public like they'te stupid and will agree with her. Come to think of it...

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 16:21 | 3123567 SRVDisciple
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Let's just change our name to the United States of Brawndo

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 17:53 | 3123960 akak
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"The federal government: it's got electrolytes!"

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:50 | 3123406 lakecity55
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Yet another delusional communist revealed working in gubbermint.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:53 | 3123420 Frank N. Beans
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taken to the extreme logic, if everyone were unemployed, and if everyone gets unemployment benefits, then everyone's job is saved!  

i think my head just exploded


Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:58 | 3123451 SilverFish
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............and no CNBC snippet of douchebaggery would be complete without a shot of Cramer's big fat head thrown in for good measure.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 16:22 | 3123575 TheObsoleteMan
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What a farce. This EEO Latina, in the real world, would be a manager at Taco Bell. And we have Jim Cramer, a notorious democrap cheerleader saying we will be bring back outsourced jobs by the droves. What a sorry state of affairs the so-called media is nowadays. They soft pitched to her during the whole interview, never asking any questions of substance. Not that they would have got any truthful answers from her anyway I guess.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 16:25 | 3123594 Lucius Corneliu...
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Sponges of the world unite!

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 16:28 | 3123606 Joebloinvestor
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Like I am gonna believe any spin represented by any government employee or elected person.

First thing that happens if you criticize or question their bullshit, they call you a racist.



Fri, 01/04/2013 - 16:29 | 3123611 khakuda
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So incompetent!

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 16:44 | 3123666 eaglerock
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As idiotic as Solis's remarks are, it is just as idiotic when someone says that if we cut a dollar in taxes, it generates more than a dollar in tax revenue through economic growth.  This multiplier rule does not overrule the law of common sense.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 17:07 | 3123772 optimator
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To sum up her fantasic career:  Spent early life taking Government money, then spending Government money, and now again to her roots, taking Government money.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 17:09 | 3123782 Fix It Again Timmy
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She looks like she needs a cue card to breathe...

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 17:12 | 3123801 laomei
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In a consumer-driven economy, it's kinda hard to consume without money.  And it's kinda hard to have money without a job.  And it's kinda hard to have a job when the banks destroyed the economy.  Unemployment benefits provide a massive return on investment because the money is pretty much instantly spent into the economy and spent locally.

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