Washington, D.C. (Jun 28th) – With several inquiries out to various Senate offices, news regarding H.R. 4213 and any possible relief via unemployment extensions remains unconfirmed. “Nothing has been decided,” stated one source.
Another source replied with the most obvious statement, “How do we take it up? Republicans have blocked every attempt to do so,” following with “We are discussing next steps.”
Whether action will happen today to relieve the suffering of millions of jobless has yet to be seen. However, another source wrote, “There is another cloture vote set for 2:15 on Tuesday. Alas with one fewer senators to vote for it.”
Unemployed Americans, while stressed beyond endurance, are not stupid nor lazy as so many Republicans announce time and again on the Senate floor. These same individuals have done nothing to “reach across the aisle”, maintaining instead that much needed stimulus funds be used to bridge any funding gaps.
Stimulus monies would create the very jobs millions of Americans are seeking. The Republicans are well aware of this fact. Yet they play it as a trump card, refusing to see the urgent need of so many. This is emergency funding. This is financial assistance the GOP has no trouble spending abroad financing wars and assisting their rich pals to remain wealthy and blameless.
In an editorial in today’s Las Vegas Sun, the summation is succinctly put. Long time Republicans will not remain ignorant. They are fully aware of the fact that the GOP stands in the way of emergency assistance to those on U.S. soil. The GOP remains woefully arrogant. Their shortsightedness when it comes to any but the most wealthy translates to their lack of compassion even for their own “base”. Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, all, have, and continue to, suffer at the hands of bad strategies and mismanaged deregulation. Their own party members, their own Republican base, fill the rank and file of unemployed. We have all watched as jobs were cut, businesses closed, homes in jeopardy and jobs shipped overseas.
While many of today’s Americans are of the twitter variety, they are not mindless. Time and time again we have watched as Republicans grandstand about a future that may never happen if the present is not solved. The time to have a conscience was during the Bush years when at the start of the first term Clinton bestowed a huge budget surplus on that incoming administration. The GOP went on a spending spree using not only the surplus but plunging this country into its own second Great Depression.
This GOP arrogance, and disregard for any but the upper crust was heard and felt around the world. That is, and remains, the GOP legacy.
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