No Fault Of Their Own.

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    In Tuesday's House of Representatives debate, Rep. Chris van Hollen (D-MD) said that Congress had a responsibility to extend unemployment benefits to those who are "unemployed through no fault of their own." Minority leader Nancy Pelosi used the same rhetoric in a floor speech a week ago, saying that the Senate's two-month payroll tax and unemployment benefits band-aid "would secure a critical lifeline for those who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own." The Democratic Party's website crows, "Democrats have provided relief for hardworking Americans who lost their jobs through no fault of their own."
    In a recent Michigan state legislature debate about insurance reform, a Democrat state rep discussed "those, who through no fault of their own, will lose insurance coverage…" Democrats in Washoe County, Nevada, ruing the failure of the U.S. Senate to pass the DREAM Act, said of illegal aliens who were brought here as children, "These are young men and women who, through no fault of their own, came to this country and consider this country their own."
    It's an interesting rhetorical device, one that allows Democrats everywhere to sing from the same sheet of guilt-inducing music. But, at the risk of sounding like Rick Perry's "have no heart" believers in liberty, limited government, and the power of incentives, why should the question of fault be an important factor in how the federal government treats adult Americans?









    The American Spectator : No Fault of Their Own
     
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    The same reason why my tax dollars pay for you to survive.
     
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    doubt it.
     
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    Fault is subjective. I could say that the majority of the middle class is at fault for electing retards to office, continuing to give their business to unethical corporations, and living well beyond their means.

    That aside, our unemployment benefits already extend too long. People need to start sucking up their pride and getting whatever job they can until things start turning around. Of course, a turn around may be long, or never, in coming if we keep passing more free-trade agreements and printing money 24/7.
     

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