At least call it what it really is...WELFARE!!!!!!!!!
For those of you who want to know which Republicans voted with Democrats, here they are:
Joining Democrats in voting to advance the bill were four Republicans—Sens. Dean Heller of Nevada, Susan Collins of Maine, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
Long-term unemployment has become a second tier welfare system. If someone's unemployed that long, they should get a job at entry level with a company that promotes from within. Another good way to spend their unemployment time would be to become advocates to end taxes and regulations that make independent small business formation almost impossible.
With all due respect to the unemployed, the Senate needs vote down any appropriations-related bill that the states have never delegated to Congress, via the Constitution, the specific power to address.
The unemployed need to deal with their state lawmakers who have the 10th Amendment-protected power to tax and spend for such purposes.
Looks like the water in the lobster pot known as midterms is coming closer to a boil.
It oughta take a 90% positive vote to spend big money——on anything. And it oughta be a matter of the GENERAL WELFARE, not a squeeker benny for less than one percent of the working population. Shutting this krap down now at least should block the dims from one more path of buying votes until November-—because you know if they got the three months they’d want another 3 in 3.
Good, Now they will go out a get a JOB!!!
But Obama justr said a week ago that the economy and the state of the union are STRONG! Why do we, then, need an emergency unemployment benefits extension of three months?
If unemployment was kept to no more than 26 weeks, the unemployment rate would plummet. Repeal Obamacare, and the unemployment rate would be in a relative free-fall.
Really, this is just a benefit to the 1.3 or 1.7 million, or whatever the number is. They are just choosing to not work. Just another benefit of ObamaCare.
I had an engineer apply for a job open I had. He was off 89 weeks. His resume looked great in my trash can.
I, for one, am glad they didn’t pass it!
I’m now unemployed just over 60 days...I’m working hard looking for another job!
If these guys had any courage or consistency, they'd be as strong in opposition when the Chamber demands the handouts as when individuals seek them.
Approve the bloody Keystone pipeline. Expand drilling on fed. lands. Create oodles of jobs.
It takes a certified idiot to propose making illegal aliens citizens while paying people to not work. Where do these idiots think the money comes from? The people that are willing to get off their rear ends and work everyday, that’s where.
FOUR RINO TRAITORS joined the demonic-rats:
Dean Heller of Nevada
Susan Collins of Maine
Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire
Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
Sounds like a success to me, not a failure.