Jobless Aid Held Hostage

I like to talk politics – sometimes, but I never blog about the subject. Until now. I’m hot under the collar about Republicans not wanting to extend unemployment compensation benefits unless a Bush Tax Cut is extended to people with incomes over $1m. Tax cuts for the wealthy have never equaled job creation and that’s what we need….
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Jobless Aid Held Hostage

In antic­i­pa­tion of new BLS num­bers com­ing out, on Nov. 20 I wrote about The Jobs War™ and based on sta­tis­ti­cal infor­ma­tion, pre­dicted a slow recov­ery.
In all actu­al­ity, a 12 month plateau, by which Cor­po­rate Amer­ica
will con­tinue to get fat off of the height­ened aus­tere, puri­tan, six
sigma lean prin­ci­ples they honed dur­ing the reces­sion and con­tinue
to hang on to while the unem­ployed con­tinue to slowly bleed.

I could cite econ­o­mists and show more charts and graphs but it isn’t really nec­es­sary to get my point across..

Recently expired, the exten­sion of
Unem­ploy­ment Com­pen­sa­tion is being held hostage as a bar­gain­ing
chip by Repub­li­cans who want the Bush era tax cuts upheld for bonkers
wealthy peo­ple, those who earn over $1m. I don’t write about pol­i­tics
and I’m skirt­ing the topic here… All I will say is that broth­ers and
sis­ters in cap­i­tal­ism, you can’t take it with you and the one that
dies with the most doesn’t come out a winner.

We are not all in this together and
any­one who thinks we are might gain addi­tional per­spec­tive
inter­view­ing some­one out of work for so long their credit score is in
the sin­gle dig­its and they no longer meet pre-employment back­ground
check qual­i­fi­ca­tions, and then fol­low­ing them to the food bank for
gro­ceries. Those are the peo­ple I’m wor­ried about. This is an action
that doesn’t bring us any­more together than oil and water — it is
divi­sive and sim­ply serves to shove a larger wedge between the haves
and the have nots.

This morn­ing, Charles Schumer (D-NY)
took to the Sen­ate floor and attacked Repub­li­cans for attempt­ing to
extend tax cuts for the wealthy while refus­ing to extend
unem­ploy­ment ben­e­fits for those who are out of work. The Sen­a­tor
asked his Repub­li­can colleagues…

Could you please explain to
me why we can extend tax cuts to those mak­ing over a mil­lion with­out
pay­ing for it, while extend­ing unem­ploy­ment ben­e­fits must be
paid for?

I’m all for inno­va­tion and suc­cess
pay­ing off and love read­ing rags to riches, self-made bazil­lion­aire
sto­ries. But how can peo­ple stand to have all that money when oth­ers
are in such dire straights?

I’m so inflamed by this it moti­vated me to send $100 to Feed­ing Amer­ica.
I hope you’ll send some­thing too, what­ever you can afford. No one
should have to go with­out food in the United States of America.

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