Unable to deliver more stimulus spending for President Barack Obama, Democrats in Congress had hoped to at least restore the jobless benefits. Obama has urged lawmakers to spend about $50 billion to help states pay for Medicaid programs and to avoid teacher layoffs, but Democrats in Congress have been unable to come up with the votes.
And why weren't they able to get the votes? Because every last republican voted against every bill that would have funded Medicaid and extended jobless benefits. A similar fight happened back in the 1930s but I guess back then people had a bit more empathy. Back then the wealthy were willing to kick in to help the country recover agreeing to tax hikes that got the country back on track. But back then I guess you could pay your doctor bill with a couple of chickens. Not so today where the costs keep going up. Remember there was the rush to jack up prices before any health care reform came into play and even after that bill passed the bean counters were able to squeeze in yet more increases.
At present there are 6 people for every job being offered and contrary to what they would have you believe many of the jobs are technical requiring either a degree or several years experience in a field. The McDonald's jobs went a long time ago, about a year and a half ago if memory serves correct. But if you ask a republican you'd think there was plenty of fry clerk jobs. Hell even all the fast food places are lowering their prices to get business.
Republicans seem to think that a person can go out and get a minimum wage job when people have a mortgage and car payment. Or maybe we could just move back in with our parents who died twenty or thirty years ago. Maybe that's their plan, to allow us to take up residence next to mom and dad at the family plot. Change the rules on cemeteries and let them stack the outcome of the Bush depression. Cremation is cheaper but I don't think we could afford the gas.
If they had their way republicans would eliminate Medicare and Medicaid, scrap Social Security and as we can see by them we're just unemployed lazy dogs. I'd love for them to be run out of office and have to get a "real" job and no going to their lobbying buddies for help. I'd love to see the look on the faces when they typed into the job search and those wonderful words spring up on their screen "sorry no jobs found".
Their plan? Lower taxes yet again for those at the top and privatize everything else thereby moving all that money to the top. Can't have a service of any kind without some executive making a multi seven figure salary now can we?
So just wrap me in a lawn sized Hefty bag and cart me out to the curb. When is pickup day?