GOP Obstructs Unemployment Benefits extension

Discussion in 'Congress' started by Bfgrn, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Bfgrn
    Offline

    Bfgrn Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2009
    Messages:
    16,829
    Thanks Received:
    2,480
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Ratings:
    +3,060
    Republicans care about the average worker...Yea RIGHT!

    There are two types of Republicans, millionaires and Suckers...


    Republicans Must Stop Playing Politics With Unemployment Benefits

    [​IMG]
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

    More than 7,000 people across the country are losing their unemployment benefits every single day because Republicans are playing politics. Hardworking, middle class families, who are already cutting coupons and squeezing pennies to make ends meet, are now going to have the last strand of the safety net pulled right out from under them, simply because Republicans are obstructing progress.

    Last week, the majority of my colleagues and I moved twice to extend unemployment benefits for millions of hardworking Americans who have been laid off and unable to find work in this difficult economy. These are our families, our friends, our neighbors. We all know someone who has been thrown into this situation.

    But rather than do what is right, Republicans did what was politically convenient, twice blocking the extension in an effort to derail other economic recovery programs.


    Read more at: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Republicans Must Stop Playing Politics With Unemployment Benefits
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 3
  2. WillowTree
    Online

    WillowTree Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    68,156
    Thanks Received:
    10,167
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Ratings:
    +14,728
    can you spell,,, B R O K E?
     
  3. Ringel05
    Online

    Ringel05 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    40,296
    Thanks Received:
    8,014
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    El Paso, TX
    Ratings:
    +17,415
    Gee, what a truely non-partisan, unbiased source you've found there.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  4. Jay Canuck
    Offline

    Jay Canuck by Crom you'll pay!

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2009
    Messages:
    3,090
    Thanks Received:
    212
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +212
    A registered GOP redneck walked into the local welfare office to pick up his cheque. He marched straight up to the counter and said, "Hi. You know, I just HATE drawing welfare. I'd really rather have a job."
    The social worker behind the counter said, "Your timing is excellent. We just got a job opening from a very wealthy old man who wants a chauffeur and bodyguard for his beautiful daughter. You'll have to drive around in his 2008Mercedes-Benz CL, and he will supply all of your clothes. Because of the long hours, meals will be provided. You'll also be expected to escort the daughter on her overseas holiday trips. This is rather awkward to say, but you will also have, as part of your job assignment, to satisfy her sexual urges as the daughter is in her mid-20's and has a rather strong sex drive."

    The redneck, just plain wide-eyed, said, "You're fuckin' bullshittin' me!" The social worker said, "Yeah, well. . You fuckin' started it."
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 3
  5. WillowTree
    Online

    WillowTree Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    68,156
    Thanks Received:
    10,167
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Ratings:
    +14,728


    not to mention the dingleberry democrats aren't doing a damn thing to "create" jobs,, so just how long do you think they can extend unemployment? Cradle to grave? :lol::lol::lol:
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  6. The Rabbi
    Offline

    The Rabbi Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2009
    Messages:
    67,620
    Thanks Received:
    7,821
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    Nashville
    Ratings:
    +18,215
    Extending unemployment benefits tend to keep people out of the work force since it leaves them free to be picky about the jobs they take. So actually the Republicans are doing the right thing here.
    The Dems are of course playing politics with the issue, trying to demagogue it like they always do.
     
  7. driveby
    Offline

    driveby Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2008
    Messages:
    8,836
    Thanks Received:
    2,305
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Ratings:
    +2,325

    If you're on unemployment for more than 26 weeks you're being too selective and/or lazy .....
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  8. Single Dad
    Offline

    Single Dad Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2009
    Messages:
    157
    Thanks Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Michigan
    Ratings:
    +29
    Can a lib please tell me how long is TOO LONG for unemployment benefits to be handed out? Please give me a number of weeks that is TOO MUCH.

    :crickets:
     
  9. Old Rocks
    Offline

    Old Rocks Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    46,474
    Thanks Received:
    5,416
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    Portland, Ore.
    Ratings:
    +10,318
    You betcha, ol' Rabid. Them suckers should be taking minimum wage jobs so they can lose their homes even sooner.

    The demagoguery here is done by people like you.
     
  10. Old Rocks
    Offline

    Old Rocks Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    46,474
    Thanks Received:
    5,416
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    Portland, Ore.
    Ratings:
    +10,318
    Gotta love these assholes. The people out of work now are not the chronically unemployed. They are the people that have worked hard for most of their lives and believed that the system was working for them. Now they know just how wrong they have been.

    But you blame them for the situation created by the greed of the already very wealthy. Worked for you dumb bastards real well in the last Great Republican Depression, now, didn't it.
     

Share This Page