Why is this even being debated? When unemployment is high, Congress has always voted to extend unemployment insurance for those unlucky people who have been laid off.
What's different about this Congress? The numbers of Republicans who I seem to recall campaigned with slogans like "Country First," but are now dragging their feet on a yes vote for the extension of unemployment. Who are these petty, greedy people who are simultaneously holding up other business in Congress for a tax cut that only millionaires will enjoy?
Call them now and give them a piece of your mind: 877-662-2889. Pass unemployment benefit extensions, NOW.
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