In an interview this Wednesday, Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle heightened her criticisms of unemployment insurance, insisting that the benefits program to help the jobless ended up benefiting nobody.Nevada's unemployment is the worst in the nation, and Angle is basically saying that people would magically have jobs if unemployment insurance was cut off, and that employers would somehow have the increased demand to start hiring again because people would buy things with the money from their non-existent jobs.
Sitting down with conservative radio talk show host Heidi Harris, Angle once again addressed a topic that brought her a bit of political heat -- including a hard-hitting ad from her opponent Harry Reid-- not too long ago.
"People don't want to be unemployed," she explained. "They want to have real, full-time, permanent jobs with a future. That's what they want, and we need to create that climate in Washington, D.C. that encourages businesses to create those full-time, permanent jobs with a future, and all [Rep.] Shelley Berkeley and [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid want to do is put a band-aid on this by extending unemployment, which really doesn't benefit anyone. What happens is of course that your skills stagnate. You become demoralized yourself, you know, feeling that I can't ever get a job, and these are not the solutions to the problem. We have real solutions, but they won't look at the real solutions."
Angle should be getting laughed off the stage. Instead she has a three-point lead, last check. Odds are getting better she'll be Nevada's next Senator, and yet Democrats are stuck wondering how many of those "Republican solutions" aka tax cuts they should try.