Stephen Moore Defends Extending Bush Tax Cuts Instead Of Unemployment Benefits

The Wall Street Journal's Stephen Moore thinks that all of those unemployed people out there right now just need to get off of their lazy asses and go find a job despite the fact that, as the other panelists pointed out, there just aren't jobs out

The Wall Street Journal's Stephen Moore thinks that all of those unemployed people out there right now just need to get off of their lazy asses and go find a job despite the fact that, as the other panelists pointed out, there just aren't jobs out there to be found. And in the next breath he was defending extending the Bush tax cuts, claiming that it's going to hurt the "job creators" if those taxes go up.

I guess it was too much to ask of the other panels to have Stephen Moore why unemployment is so high right now and why the economy tanked under George Bush if those tax cuts created jobs. Every time one of these Republicans goes on the air repeating this nonsense, someone needs to be holding up Steve Benen's monthly jobs report chart so the public can see clearly what those Bush tax cuts did to create jobs.

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And for more charts and a reminder about what happens to the economy when Democrats are in charge, here's our own Jon Perr's post from back in July -- GOP Leaders Remind Voters the Economy Does Better Under Democrats.

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