Merry Christmas to the Unemployed – No More Unemployment Benefits

From the Chirstian Science Monitor:

“More than 2 million unemployed people awoke Wednesday to the prospect that they may no longer have unemployment checks to help them pay rent or buy food and gas.
Congress on Tuesday failed to renew an extension of unemployment benefits that it passed at the end of July. Democrats have argued that with unemployment at 9.6 percent, many people still need help. Republicans say they would like to help the jobless, but want the $5 billion per month cost to be funded by a spending cut somewhere in the federal budget.”

America can’t afford to pay unemployment benefits, the rich (and their parrots in Congress) say but America can afford tax cuts to the same wealthy to the tune of $700 billion a year.

The best democracy money can buy.

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