Thursday, November 18, 2010
WASHINGTON – Republicans in the House have blocked a bill that would have extended jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed beyond the holiday season.
The most recent extension of jobless benefits expires Dec. 1. Two million people will lose benefits averaging *$310 a week nationwide by the end of the year.
The measure would have extended jobless benefits through the end of February at a cost of adding $12.5 billion to the nation's debt. Republicans opposing the measure said that the measure should be paid for by **cutting unspent money from last year's economic stimulus bill.
Democrats brought the measure to the floor under fast-track rules that required a two-thirds vote to pass, so the measure fell despite winning a majority.
*There is 'no' part of the United States of America where $300. bucks a week will house, and feed a family of four. A single person would have to miss a few meals a month to get by with that. ...especially in the east coast cities.
**Them nazi bastards knew that "stimulus" dough couldn't be touched which is why they suggested it. This way the evil communist, Kenyan, satanist, cannibal Democrats look like butt-holes for not being reasonable, and 'they',the nazi rich peoples party, look fiscally responsible.
Meanwhile millions are fucked,..again.