OK, I'm venting...
I just read this in HuffPo:
President Barack Obama will keep pressing Congress to pass the bill, his spokesman said. But Democrats haven't shown they can come up with the votes.
That's leading Democrats to consider breaking the jobless aid measure from the catchall bill and try to pass it as a stand-alone $33 billion measure next week before leaving Washington for a weeklong Independence Day recess. Key Senate Republicans, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine, are pressing the idea.
But a Reid spokesman said the majority leader is committed to passing a Wall Street reform bill next week and predicted Republicans would block any move to do a stand-alone jobless aid bill after that measure passes.
Hang on, let me catch my breath...OK, here we go;
There are millions of people that have been without a check for nearly a month, rent is coming due, utilities, car payments, etc. and Senator Reid has decided that it is MORE important to, once again, focus his effort on the one industry that got us into this mess. An industry that got nearly a trillion dollars (that was not paid for) BEFORE he attempts to bring a stand alone unemployment bill to the floor. THEN, the Senate will leave for a week to go party for the 4th of July.
Hang on, my blood pressure is rising...1, 2, 3, 4, 5...OK, I'm back
Here's a thought, maybe the more pressing issue, Senator, is a stand alone unemployment bill to help those people that can't pay their rent, I think the banks have enough of our money that they don't have to worry about their landlord.
I guess while ole Harry is debating Wall Street Reform, those very bankers will be issuing eviction and foreclosure notices to all of the unemployed Americans that just had their benefits cut off.
That's going to make for one fantastic visual, I hope The Ed Show does a split screen...old rich Senators sitting around talking about the billionaires on Wall Street while the "used to be middle class working family" is being thrown out on the street by those very same billionaire bankers because the old rich Senators are playing politics in the worst economy since the Great Depression.
Film at 11:00...