There is a certain cynicism within the Gay Old Party, GOP, "an attitude of scornful or jaded negativity, especially a general distrust of the integrity or professed motives of others", in this case for the American people that have lost their jobs and have been collecting unemployment benefits. The GOP opposes extending unemployment benefits because they say that the lazy citizens that are unemployed won't look for jobs; as if there were millions of jobs going wanting. As if to say the people that lost their jobs wanted it that way, while those very self same politicians who scorn the people are making their 100,000+ dollars a year. The American people are not lazy but they are hurting and to increase the length of unemployment benefits would make a difference in the lives of millions of unemployed Americans.
Of course there are welfare cheats and those will take advantage of the system to get undeserved benefits but it doesn't compare to what the bankers did, and the insurance companies such as AIG with their largess from the federal government and then paid out huge bonuses to the very people that caused the disaster. That is stealing and gaming the system in a big way. Someone once said if you are going to steal, steal big. The little guy that steals a little is made to seem large in the rhetoric of the Gay Old Party, GOP, but that is just smoke and mirrors. The politicians are all about fund raising for their next election and corporate backers and donations for lobbyists. But help a guy with a mortgage and two kids that is now unemployed and has lost his health care insurance because he can no longer pay the ruinous premiums, by increasing the length of time he can collect unemployment benefits is seen by the Gay Old Party hacks as a danger to the nation. Who the fuck do they think they are kidding. They have no problem helping the thieving bastards in the banks and major insurance giants and protecting the health insurance industries huge profits but help a working man who is suddenly unemployed, no fucking way! he's trying to destroy America, and it will make him lazy.
Lets have a shout out to Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky), Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) Sen. Kyl (R-AZ) who oppose help to Americans, oppose medicare for the elderly, oppose social security and would eliminate it all together. They are true American heroes, in fact I would not be surprised if when told that millions Americans are suffering from poverty and some children go to bed hungry they don't say "let them eat cake".
Twelve Democrats join Republicans is saying "Fuck You' to "57 million elderly people, veterans and persons with disabilities by voting against a $250 check to compensate"' for no Social Security increase due to the economic down turn. The twelve Democrats that joined the Republicans to say 'Fuck You' to seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities are;
Bayh (Indiana); Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin); Bennett (D-Colorado); Feinstein (D-California); Levin (D-Michigan); Udall (D-Colorado); Carper (Delaware); Landrieu (LA); McCaskill (MO); Nelson (NE); Shaheen (NH); Warner (VA). These twelve Democratic senators have joined the Republicans in telling more Americans to 'eat cake'!
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