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Democratic rep on cliff deal: No worries, your unemployment check is in the mail
Hot Air ^ | January 2, 2013 | Erika Johnsen

Posted on 01/02/2013 3:30:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Goodness knows I’ve grappled with exactly how I’ve hoped the fiscal-cliff finagling would finally finish up, but the overriding constant for me has always been the ultimate triviality of the entirely petty discussion — and this just so perfectly, painfully exhibits precisely why.

For Rep. Danny K. Davis, Illinois Democrat, the “fiscal cliff” fight came down to one thing: the unemployment checks the government will still be able to send to thousands of his constituents.

“When I go to church on Sunday, I know that I will see people with the assurance that pretty soon an unemployment check is in the mail,” he said.

Mr. Davis said he’d come to the floor Tuesday after speaking with two constituents who’d called his office begging him to vote against the cliff deal, which extended tax cuts for most Americans, allowed rates to rise for the wealthiest and included $330 billion in other new spending such as the expanded unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless.

Emphasizing the maintenance of unemployment benefits as one of the most critical aspects of this whole issue? How on earth did America get here?

Unemployment benefits are not, never have been, and never will be a real or even a temporary solution to any of our problems — because the preemptive condition of their existence is heady unemployment. Despite the back-patting over the wildly marginal and deceptive ‘progress’ in our national unemployment rate we’re meant to have seen in the past few months, this flirting-with-at-least-eight-percent has been around for a disturbingly long while...

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TOPICS: Illinois; Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: democrats; fiscalcliff; illinois; unemployment
When the takers outnumber the makers, the parasites will kill the host.
1 posted on 01/02/2013 3:30:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We are already there.

2012 proved it.


2 posted on 01/02/2013 3:49:16 PM PST by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ObamaClaus lives!

Was there ever any doubt?


3 posted on 01/02/2013 3:55:54 PM PST by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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