Never mind that job you can’t get a job in President Obama’s economy.

“Economists agree that unemployment benefits remain one of the best ways to grow the economy in a very immediate way,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (R-Calif.) said at a news conference on Thursday.

She spoke after Democrats held a hearing on the impending expiration of unemployment benefits — an “essential lifeline that millions of Americans and their families depend on,” Pelosi said.

Witnesses at Thursday’s hearing spoke “passionately” about the 1.3 million Americans who will lose the federal unemployment compensation on December 28 — “right in the middle of the holidays,” Pelosi said. And she said 1.9 million more Americans will lose their state benefits in the first half of next year.

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