At its core, the premise of this convoluted logic is that the best way to increase production is to pay people not to produce. Here is the relevant quote:
"This tax package does a couple of things immediately for economic growth in Florida. Number one, for those folks looking for work right now, it extends their unemployment benefits. Two million people across the country would lose their unemployment benefits at the end of this month if we did not move forward on this tax agreement. And economists say that not only is that good for those families, it's good for the entire economy. It's probably the biggest boost that we can give an economy because those folks are most likely to spend the money with businesses, and that gives them customers," President Obama told Tampa Bay's Channel 8.CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO. After watching that nonsense, a Scripture passage came to mind.
ISAIAH 3: 1-4For some reason, that just seemed to fit.
1 FOR BEHOLD, the Lord, the Lord of hosts, is taking away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff [every kind of prop], the whole stay of bread and the whole stay of water,
2 The mighty man and the man of war, the judge and the [professional] prophet, the one who foretells by divination and the old man,
3The captain of fifty and the man of rank, the counselor and the expert craftsman and the skillful enchanter.
4And I will make boys their princes, and with childishness shall they rule over them [with outrage instead of justice].
h/t Weasel Zippers for the video.