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Jon Stewart Enlists Nouriel Roubini To Refute Fox News (VIDEO)


Jon Stewart took on unemployment benefits Tuesday night. With the Senate dropping the ball on an extension of the benefits, he rattled off clip after clip of its opponents claiming that they reward people for not working. Stewart joked:

"You hear that people who have lost their jobs and are skatin' by on your $1200 a month? The gravy train is over! Well, not so much gravy as the ketchup packet soup train is over."
Stewart then threw in the other side of the argument with a clip of Nancy Pelosi, who defended benefits saying they provide a stimulus to the economy and that economists agree on this point.

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Comment by Justen Robertson
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Wow... $1200 a month is "ketchup packet soup train"? I lived off of less than that for a long time and I worked my ass off to make it. Guess I should have quit while I was behind and leeched off the system for as long as the ketchup packet soup train kept up, along with all the other smart folks... I wouldn't have build skill and experience that allows me to make many multiples of that now, but hey, it would have been much easier at the time!