Watching Hardball on MSNBC just now, it was brought up that House republicans vote to deny unemployment benefit extensions, but are fighting hard to get the Bush Tax cuts extended.
One argument is that extensions encourage people to be lazy; which may be true about some people, but there are 65,000 people in Rhode Island alone that are jobless, and according to a representative from RI, there just are not 65,000 jobs to give people.
It was also stated that republicans cry about cutting the deficit, yet have no problem adding 700 billion to it, by keeping the BTC. I know the new talks about tax cuts only for the middle class, but we all know GOP is going to fight that too.
It seems we just might be having another "Clinton Era", with Obama getting another 4 years after the GOP treats the people it supposedly cares about this way.
Answer by cbk_mom3 at 7:47 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
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Answer by Carpy at 7:59 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
I heard an interesting point of view on talk radio the other day. Essentially, it goes like this: Those who feel that ending unemployment benefits in the interest of cutting the deficit should also be in favor of ending the Bush Tax cuts for the ultra-wealthy. If money saved by ending unemployment is helpful, then so would be the taxes paid by those who can afford it most. There is already a "redistribution of wealth" anyway. The wealth has bee redistribute--from the poor and middle class to the already-rich. The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer, and those in the middle have been slipping closer and closer to poverty in the past several years. The Bush Tax Cuts have only helped that sort of redistribution.
Answer by jsbenkert at 8:03 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
ALL members of Congress are only interested in helping the rich. WHY? because THEY are all RICH!
Answer by Sisteract at 8:05 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
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