Skip to comments.Democratic rep on cliff deal: No worries, your unemployment check is in the mail
Posted on 01/02/2013 3:30:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Goodness knows Ive grappled with exactly how Ive 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 hed come to the floor Tuesday after speaking with two constituents whod 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 were 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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We are already there.
2012 proved it.
Was there ever any doubt?