The unemployment extension for the long-term jobless expires today. If an extension isn’t passed it will be a gloomy holiday season for millions of people who have been unable to find jobs in this economy.
Democrats are making last ditch efforts to get an extension, but it’s unclear if they’ll be able to do it.
Some politicians want to make sure such an extension is paid for and does not add to the deficit. That would be great, if it were possible. I wonder where these fiscal conservatives were when the government bailed out Wall Street and put it on the taxpayers’ tab.
Why is it so easy to stiff the regular working stiff?
Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey did not sound hopeful today during a press briefing with media. He said a vote on the extension was going to take place after 4 pm and the only way for it to be defeated was if someone stands up and objects. Will Republicans stand up? (more…)