Just for my own reference somewhere in a comment stream I'd provided a link to a CBO report which evaluated different methods of reducing unemployment. I couldn't find the comment, so I'm just putting it here so I have access to it in the future. Right wingers take the trickle down approach. "We need tax breaks for the wealthy. They create the jobs. I've never been hired by a poor person."
That sounds plausible, but the flip side is that if you give poor people more money they are more likely to spend it and that also creates jobs. Which force is more powerful? The CBO says that getting money into the hands of the unemployed is VASTLY superior. Reduction of income taxes was the least cost effective method dollar for dollar. Increasing unemployment benefits was the most cost effective.