Wednesday, June 16, 2010

They Care They Really Do


Republicans and a dozen Democratic defectors in the Senate dealt a defeat to President Barack Obama Wednesday, just days after he pressed Congress to renew pieces of last year's economic stimulus bill.

A catchall measure combining jobless aid for the long-term unemployed, aid to cash-strapped state governments and the renewal of dozens of popular tax breaks for businesses and individuals failed to muster even a majority in a test vote, much less the 60 votes that would be required to defeat a GOP filibuster.

Now, Obama's Democratic allies have been forced back to the drawing board in their efforts to pass the measure, which also would protect doctors from a looming cut in Medicare payments and raise taxes on investment fund managers. A new, scaled back version of the measure is likely to be revealed Wednesday afternoon.

You see because all of the unemployed are freeloaders who want to be jobless....

In addition anyone who calls it a "defeat to President Barack Obama" is an asshole. The real defeat is for those struggling during the greatest recession in modern times. This kind of inaction by the Senate is simply kicking people while they are down.

My proposal, I would like every Senator who voted against this measure to explain to each one of the unemployed how deficits are more important than food on the table.

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