For weeks, Senate Republicans have filibustered an extension of unemployment benefits on the grounds that Democrats aren’t willing to cut spending or raise taxes to pay for them. At the same time, the Bush tax cuts are set to expire, and Republicans want them to be renewed. For two days, Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl has raised eyebrows by insisting that emergency aid to unemployed people — what he called a “necessary evil” — be paid for through either tax hikes or spending cuts, while the tax cuts (which mostly benefit wealthy people) not be offset in any way. Yesterday claimed that this view is shared by “most of the people in my party.”
Yeah, why let a tax cut responsible for $1.3 trillion of the national debt expire?
Unemployed to GOP: Which end of the gun do I put to my head?
According the new WaPo poll, most of the people inside that gap plan to vote for Republicans because the Dem controlled government failed to fix the problem or extend benefits. At which point I throw my hands up.
Posted by: Adam_W | July 13, 2010 3:24 PM |
Talk about the Stockholm syndrome.
Of course the chart does make a pretty picture. I would suggest the unemployed get it blown up and framed so they can hang it on their walls. Think of it as the Republican versions of ketchup, mustard and lettuce, that you can put in your wish sandwiches. You know, when your hungry and wish you had a sandwich.