Quotes: unemployment

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  • Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan
    American politician and actor 1911-2004
    Ronald Reagan
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    Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders.
  • Anthony Weiner
    Anthony Weiner
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    All those predictions about how much economic growth will be created by this, all of those new jobs, would be created by the things we wanted - the extension of unemployment insurance and middle class tax cuts. An estate tax for millionaires adds exactly zero jobs. A tax cut for billionaires - virtually none.
  • Census data influences decisions made from Main Street to Wall Street, in Congress and with the Federal Reserve. Not to mention, the American people who look to, and trust, the data the government releases on our nation's unemployment, state of our economy, and health insurance coverage.
  • Everybody wants to help folks out. But we've got a system where you can stay on unemployment for an awfully long time. And I think we need to create a system of decreasing benefits over time to encourage you to get a job.
  • For those unfortunate enough to experience it, long-term unemployment - now, as in the 1930s - is a tragedy. And, for society as a whole, there is the danger that the productive capacity of a significant portion of the labour force will be impaired.
  • David Lloyd George
    David Lloyd George
    British Statesman, Prime Minister 1863-1945
    David Lloyd George
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    Four specters haunt the Poor - Old Age, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment. We are going to exorcise them. We are going to drive hunger from the hearth. We mean to banish the workhouse from the horizon of every workman in the land.
  • Angela Merkel
    Angela Merkel
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    I have just explained my idea of how a constructive period of reflection, one that would send a clear message to the citizens of Europe: You should now what our priorities are. For Germany this means: Unemployment is one of one of our biggest problems.
  • Heywood Broun
    Heywood Broun
    American Journalist, Novelist 1888-1939
    Heywood Broun
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    I have known people to stop and buy an apple on the corner and then walk away as if they had solved the unemployment problem.
  • Barbara Castle
    Barbara Castle
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    If you've got unemployment, low pay, that was just too bad. But that was the system. That was the sort of economy and philosophy against which I was fighting in the 1930s.
  • Angela Merkel
    Angela Merkel
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    It is a fact that, if I single out Germany, our rate of growth is too low and we have very high unemployment.
  • Ben Bernanke
    Ben Bernanke
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    It takes about two and a half percent growth just to keep unemployment stable.
  • Arthur Laffer
    Arthur Laffer
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    Let me just try to give you sort of the intuitive one here on the stimulus funds. If you have a two-person economy - let's imagine we have two farms, and that's the whole world, just two farms. If one of those farmers gets unemployment benefits, who do you think pays for him? Am I going way over your heads today?
  • Bill Weld
    Bill Weld
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    People aren't stupid. I mean, people remember in 1990, the unemployment rate was 10 percent. Now it's 4 _ percent. We've got 1/4 million jobs that we've created.
  • Angela Davis
    Angela Davis
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    Prisons do not disappear social problems, they disappear human beings. Homelessness, unemployment, drug addiction, mental illness, and illiteracy are only a few of the problems that disappear from public view when the human beings contending with them are relegated to cages.
  • The 24% unemployment reached at the depths of the Great Depression was no picnic.
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