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Nevada (Jul 30) – Sharron Angle, the GOP’s unlikely choice to run against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, is at it again. Since calling Nevada’s unemployed “spoiled” and too lazy to look for a job, Angle’s stance has not changed.
Angle indicated early on in her campaigning, and continues to attest to the fact that, she would not have voted in favor of extending unemployment extension benefits. In a state with an unemployment rate of over 14 percent, such a position against unemployment extensions indicates Angle is a woman out of touch with reality. Or, even worse, unmindful and uncaring as to the suffering of Nevada’s unemployed constituents.
The GOP, Angle’s party, also appears to have difficulties accepting several of Angle’s unorthodox positions as well. In addition, Angle’s opponent, current Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid agrees that Angle is “too extreme for Nevada”.
Apparently, Angle believes only “tough love” will bring Nevada and the country back in line. This sentiment may be popular with the Tea Party crowd and certain libertarians, however, one should be careful of what wishes for since many who identify with Angle’s views either are or could easily find themselves on the unemployment line.
Conditions in Nevada are not improving and projections are bleak. Forecasts for turning the state around have been based on a revitalization of the country as a whole. Until that happens, Nevada, a state that depends heavily on tourism, will remain at the bottom of the heap.
John L. Smith stated in his vastly popular column in the Review Journal on July 28, 2010, “As it stands, tough love from Angle would mean tough luck for thousands of Nevadans who don’t have the luxury of theorizing about their survival in the real world”.