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Republicans Do Support Extension of Unemployment Benefits

20 July 2010 4 Comments

If you scan the headlines, you’d think that the Republicans hate the jobless and want to block extending the jobless benefits.  Even if you read the articles, an important point is often left until the end (here’s an example).  This point is that the Republicans DO support the extension of the benefits.  The reason they are blocking it is because the Democrats refuse to make cuts elsewhere in order to pay for it.  If the cuts are made, the Republicans would vote for it.  Essentially, they want to extend the benefits, but they don’t want to borrow money to pay for it.   Common sense no?

Well, it doesn’t matter.  It cleared the Senate today, so it will be signed into law soon and no, there will be no cuts made to pay for it.  The result, an increase in the deficit.  Well done guys.

4 Comments »

  • 20smoney said:

    Ugh I wish people would stop doing the Republican v Democrat thing. They both are screwing you Tammy!

  • wingtipwalker said:

    Since we're on this train that's barreling towards the precipitous hole in the track, and nobody is willing to put the brakes on….I guess the next best thing is to shovel on more coal!