Quotations on Unemployment

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You can make more money on unemployment than you can going down and getting one of those jobs that is an honest job, but it doesn't pay as much. And so, that's what's happened to us is that we have put in so much entitlement into our government, that we really have spoiled our citizenry and said you don't want the jobs that are available.
- Sharron Angle
(Keywords: Money, Government, Job, Jobs, Unemployment, Want)

And if you like 14.4 percent unemployment, if you like the fact that 70 percent of home mortgages in Nevada are underwater, then stay the course. Vote for Harry Reid.
- John Cornyn
(Keywords: Home, Fact, Unemployment, Vote)

Jobs are disappearing from every sector of the economy, from engineering to health care workers, forcing hundreds of thousands of families into unemployment and low-paying jobs.
- Jerry Costello
(Keywords: Health, Care, Economy, Engineering, Jobs, Unemployment, Workers)

It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
- Elijah Cummings
(Keywords: Death, American, Civil rights, Journey, Unemployment, Violence, Workers)

Low unemployment numbers are clear indicators that Republican tax relief and economic policies are spurring growth and helping businesses hire new workers while providing American families with job security.
- J. D. Hayworth
(Keywords: Growth, American, Tax, Job, Numbers, Republican, Security, Unemployment, Workers)

People were so keen to get investment. In those days, there was quite significant unemployment in Northern Ireland, and that had been the general pattern in Northern Ireland for many, many years.
- John Hume
(Keywords: People, Investment, Ireland, Unemployment, Years)

Mr. Vice President, the most fiscally conservative thing this government has ever done, is to invest massively in the green part of the recovery. Because those green dollars are the hardest working dollars in the history of American politics. That same dollar that is being used to cut energy bills, is also cutting global warming gas emissions, is also cutting unemployment, is also cutting poverty, through retrofits it's also raising the value of homes, is also by cleaning the air, cutting asthma rates.
- Van Jones
(Keywords: Government, History, Politics, American, Being, Conservative, Energy, Global warming, Poverty, President, Unemployment, Value, Vice)

Well, our economy is very strong and growing. We have created 5.4 million new jobs in the last 3 years. Our unemployment rate is better than the average unemployment rate of the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.
- Ric Keller
(Keywords: Economy, Jobs, Unemployment, Years)

We have weapons of mass destruction we have to address here at home. Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction. Homelessness is a weapon of mass destruction. Unemployment is a weapon of mass destruction.
- Dennis Kucinich
(Keywords: Home, Destruction, Poverty, Unemployment, Weapons)

Enterprise Washington is economic development in areas of high unemployment around the state of Washington.
- Mike Lowry
(Keywords: Development, State, Unemployment, Washington)

I had to think ahead. How much would I really enjoy committing five or seven years to working on this? When you're an unemployed actor offered a TV pilot, no matter who you are you're tempted by the good hunk of change to be made. It keeps you out of the unemployment line.
- Gerald McRaney
(Keywords: Change, Actor, Unemployment, Years)

I did go through a period where I was on unemployment. That was my low point: Martha Quinn on line at unemployment, hoping nobody will recognize her.
- Martha Quinn
(Keywords: Unemployment, Will)

We don't have a major problem right now in our country, and life is normal. Things like unemployment, which the youth are suffering from, and the rate of inflation - these are chronic conditions and we have to solve them.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Keywords: Life, Country, Inflation, Now, Right, Suffering, Unemployment, Youth)

Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders.
- Ronald Reagan
(Keywords: Unemployment, Vacation)

Larger deficits are necessary and proper means to mitigate unemployment as the far greater evil in terms of human welfare.
- William Vickrey
(Keywords: Evil, Unemployment, Welfare)

All those predictions about how much economic growth will be created by this, all of those new jobs, would be created by the things we wanted - the extension of unemployment insurance and middle class tax cuts. An estate tax for millionaires adds exactly zero jobs. A tax cut for billionaires - virtually none.
- Anthony Weiner
(Keywords: Growth, Class, Tax, Jobs, Middle class, Tax cuts, Unemployment, Will)

Because what happens is, as the economy suffers, tax revenues go down. But unlike businesses, where at least your variable costs go down, in government your variable costs go up: unemployment insurance, workmen's compensation, health care benefits, welfare, you name it.
- Meg Whitman
(Keywords: Government, Health, Benefits, Care, Economy, Tax, Name, Unemployment, Welfare)

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