Pelosi: By All Means, We Should Not Pay for the Payroll Tax Cut Extension
This isn't a gaffe. It's just malevolent, unchecked, weapons-grade stupidity.
PELOSI: I think that we must — we must — pass the unemployment insurance. I do not think it should be paid for because it is, again, it is something that people, that is paid into and now we should, for many reasons, not pay for it.
Do tell, Madame Pelosi, what are some good reasons not to pay for things?
Note, what she is opposing is that Republican bill that pays for the payroll tax cut extension by approving the XL pipeline, which would create thousands of jobs, along with other reasonable reforms. That bill has the Democrats on the run. Because it would be paid for and create jobs, in an election year. You can't make this stuff up.