A Totally New Standard in JackAssery!
So “unemployment insurance” is currently 99 weeks. That means the
Federal Government make that YOU! Are paying folks to stay home and loaf for 73 weeks beyond the “typical” 26 week unemployment gravy train.
Let me be clear. If you’re planning on commenting about the hardship of trying to live on unemployment, don’t bother.
The point here is that Congress is considering EXTENDING unemployment “benefits” for an additional 52 weeks. That means that if you’re a “victim” of Barack’s blundering on the economy, you can watch Oprah and Dr. Phil until at least Christmas of 2011 when those heartless Republicans will once again attempt to take food from your mouth and starve your precious children while simultaneously trying to pass more tax cuts for very wealthy Democrats.
Oh, but as Reuters notes, there’s more to the story. Much more. The people who brought you The Stimulus! are now projecting total disaster if don’t extend unemployment. While they don’t mention the impact on Oprah’s ratings, I really think that’s what’s driving this foolishness because the published explanation is total JackAssery.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House urged Congress on Thursday to extend unemployment aid and warned that failure to act would inflict a heavy toll on millions of Americans that could put the U.S. economic recovery at risk.
“Without an extension, employment would be about 600,000 lower … in December 2011 than if a year-long extension were passed,” according to a new report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
The White House has repeatedly pointed out that Republicans are blocking more aid to America’s jobless while wanting to extend tax cuts for the rich.
Got that? If we stop paying people to sit on their [couch] an additional 600,000 people will be sitting on their [couch]. Sigh. Where did Barack find these people? Oh yeah, he found them being paid by the government or being paid by “exclusive” universities. Not like any of them has ever held a real job – and that would be in the private sector.