GOP Senator..."tough shit" for the unemployed

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    Domestic terrorism by anti American SCUM continues...

    Jim Bunning Repeatedly Blocks Unemployment Benefits Extension, Tells Dem 'Tough Shit'

    Updated below: The Senate has now recessed for the weekend without taking action.

    Jim Bunning, a Republican from Kentucky, is single-handedly blocking Senate action needed to prevent an estimated 1.2 million American workers from prematurely losing their unemployment benefits next month.

    As Democratic senators asked again and again for unanimous consent for a vote on a 30-day extension Thursday night, Bunning refused to go along.

    And when Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) begged him to drop his objection, Politico reports, Bunning replied: "Tough shit."

    Bunning says he doesn't oppose extending benefits -- he just doesn't want the money that's required added to the deficit. He proposes paying for the 30-day extension with stimulus funds. The Senate's GOP leadership did not support him in his objections.

    And at one point during the debate, which dragged on till nearly midnight, Bunning complained of missing a basketball game.

    "I have missed the Kentucky-South Carolina game that started at 9:00," he said, "and it's the only redeeming chance we had to beat South Carolina since they're the only team that has beat Kentucky this year.

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    sounds like another compassionate conservative......
     
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    And the problem with paying for it out of the stimulus money would be... ?
     
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    wow, we have our own Baghdad Bob of propaganda right here on this board..
     
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    It'd be nice to see details on just the kind of people who would receive said "benefits." I've heard some pretty hilariously troubling horror stories about people on unemployment lately with my cousin being a recruiter.
     
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    Hell with it, why don't we give them unemployment benefits for life.
     
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    Is there ANYTHING these right wing scum bags do that you don't go along with?

    Friday, February 6, 2009

    Texas Republican Congressman Pete Sessions compares GOP strategy to Taliban insurgency.


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    "Insurgency, we understand perhaps a little bit more because of the Taliban, and that is that they went about systematically understanding how to disrupt and change a person's entire processes. And these Taliban -- I'm not trying to say the Republican Party is the Taliban. No, that's not what we're saying. I'm saying an example of how you go about [sic] is to change a person from their messaging to their operations to their frontline message. And we need to understand that insurgency may be required when the other side, the House leadership, does not follow the same commands, which we entered the game with."

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    LOL, your title with thread says it all about you, Baghdad Bob
     
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    Jim Bunning Repeatedly Blocks Unemployment Benefits Extension, Tells Dem 'Tough Shit'

    The Huffington Post is just as funny as the Onion! :lol:
     
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    Not surprising, look at lot of the republican's constituents on here claiming anybody who doens't have a job doesn't have one simply out of laziness.
     
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