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  •  Democrats have the right arguments (1+ / 0-)
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    But politically they may be on shaky ground.  I wonder how many of the unemployed didn't bother to vote for Democrats in November, or even more strange, how many voted Republican.  If the extension is passed and these people continue to get benefits, a good number of them will bitch about the deficit and blame the spend thrift Democrats.  On the other hand if they get to experience a frugal Tea Party diet for a year or two, many of them just might stop blaming Democrats.  

    •  I'm beyond the political (4+ / 0-)

      ramifications regarding this issue.  I don't care if all of the unemployed despise the Democrats -- they paid for unemployment benefits -- and there should be zero question that they be extended.  

      This is a humanitarian issue which will soon be a humanitarian crisis -- in what the fucking GOP deems the greatest country in the world.  

      " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

      by gchaucer2 on Tue Nov 30, 2010 at 05:32:58 PM PST

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