Harry Reid has a new plan to get back unemployment benefits for those Americans out of work for longer than six months. Remember extended unemployment benefits were not part of the two-year budget deal that Congress hammered out that really didn’t do too much for anyone. It was a compromise that no one was really happy about. But as part of some spending thrift, not that Congress knows anything about real thrift, they decided to cut off 1.3 million leeches who were milking the benefits for the whole, in some states, 99 weeks. Really you can’t find a job for two years, or you’re just not looking hard because a check comes in the mail each month.
I mean these people have been out of work for six months, who is going to take care of them if the government doesn’t do it? They can’t be expected to find jobs on their own, make some money and pay their rent, buy their food, etc. No that is why we need 99 weeks of unemployment benefits for those who lose their jobs. Except that if you were to believe the government, the democrats, we are out of the recession that the Republicans created in 2008, except for when we’re not then it is Bush’s fault again. never mind the inconvenient fact that he hasn’t been president for five years. As a Democrat you reserve the right to trot him out and blame him if anything goes wrong. I’m surprised he isn’t being thrown under the bus for Obamacare, but there is still time for that. Back to Reid and his compassion for the chronically unemployed.
Reid said he is optimistic that the “bi-partisan” bill will make it through the Senate but that he won’t predict anything from the House in an attempt to set up the Republicans as the bad guys keeping “well deserved” money from Americans. Well, I for one am glad for that. I don’t see any reason to pay people to not have jobs…we’re not subsidizing the job market because too many people are in it or something. We are just feeding the masses their SOMA so they don’t notice the country falling apart around them.
See this budget was not what the Democrats wanted. They have the Senate and they wanted new taxes on the rich, more benefits for everyone else, and who knows what. They wanted to keep the mass of Americans dependent on the government for their subsistence. They even said they weren’t happy with the budget which should have clued in a lot of people that the first thing they would do in the new year would be trying to change, amend, and add onto the budget to get back to that equilibrium of governmental dependence for the masses. They are so easy to direct, manipulate, and control when you handle their finances.
Patty Murray, one of the authors of the budget, who claimed afterwards she did not know that it took money out of the hands of disabled veterans, told reporters, “We need to acknowledge that there are long-term structural problems that this deal does not address…This deal does not solve all of our problems but it is an important step.” I.E. too much money gets saved and not given to our pets.
I guess the next most important step is getting that entitlement train a rollin’ so that the long-term unemployed can continue to remain unemployed. Tell you what, if you are out of work for longer than six months and your benefits run out, I bet that is a pretty good incentive to go out and get any job that you can find. I mean if the government isn’t going to take care of you than just maybe you should think about taking care of yourself, but the government can’t have people taking care of or thinking for themselves…so they pass out more free cash.
- Obama, Democrats Push for Extension of US Unemployment Benefits (voanews.com)
- Statement By Gene B. Sperling, Director Of The National Economic Council (theobamacrat.com)
- Reid: Senate will vote on jobless benefits when members return Monday (foxnews.com)