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( – House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday that food stamps and unemployment insurance are the two “most stimulative” things you can do for the economy.

It used to be common knowledge that You get more of what you encourage and less of what you discourage. That was before we encouraged politicians to lie, cheat and steal, discouraged the media from pointing it out and changed our education system from encouraging thought to training automotons.

Now we can have “a national leader” tell us with a straight face that we should encourage more unemployment while ramping up the costs to those who are employed and who are employers.

This comes from the top; the minority whip is a first-tier success level for politicians. He made it from small-time local politics to the top of the dung heap that is national politics.

This is the minority party spokesman, but he is speaking for both as they race to give away anything from anybody as long as it keeps those “campaign contributions” coming in. Which brings us back to getting more of what is encouraged.