Posts Tagged ‘unemployment checks’
Well, he certainly doesn’t. Like most Senators, he’s a millionaire.
Nice haircut, Tom. We paid for that, too – right?
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Extended unemployment benefits will temporarily expire for thousands of Americans on Monday because the Senate went on its spring recess without approving a one-month deadline extension.
The extension, which had bipartisan support, would have cost about $10 billion, but a lone Republican, Sen. Tom Coburn, said no until the costs are offset.
The Oklahoma senator objected to a commonly used unanimous-consent agreement to pass the bill under emergency conditions, even if it increases the federal deficit. Coburn wants to eliminate additional government spending to pay for the bill…
Just another rationale for making life more difficult for unemployed workers. I know this may be a surprise for the history-challenged; but, I lived through several recessions over the past half-century – and Republicans have pulled this kind of crap time and again.
Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning objected to adding to the deficit back in February…
Asked whether President Obama believes that the benefits extension should be paid for, Lawrence Summers, one of Obama’s top economic advisers, said, “He believes that in an emergency, families who are depending on unemployment insurance to buy medicine for their kids should not have that unemployment insurance cut off…”
At least 212,000 Americans will be affected today. I hope a few drop by Coburn’s office in Oklahoma to wish him a happy Easter Monday.