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Tax Breaks for the Rich “First Things First” | No to Unemployment Extensions for the Poor

Mitch McConnell on Screwing the Middle ClassBy Brenda Hyatt – WorldNewsVine Las Vegas

Washington, DC (Dec 1) – Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader from Kentucky, delivered a letter signed by all 42 Republican Senators to Senate Majority Leader, Senator Harry Reid advising there would be ‘no’ work on any bill unless Tax credits for the rich was addressed. “Basically what it means is first things first,” said Senator McConnell.

Has Washington gone crazy? The unemployed have lost all their benefits. People are facing foreclosures; family stress is at its all time levels, divorce, and even suicide. With hope, these people may be able to hold on, but Washington is at a standstill.

The Unemployment rate is not dropping and the unemployed are now begging for help. Rush Limbaugh, Republican right wing radio talk show host, said this week that Congress must extend unemployment benefits. I do not recall any other Republican Right Wing Talk show Host saying that.

Ed Shultz, The Ed Shultz Show on MSNBC is an advocate for the unemployed, especially the long term 99ers, but we rarely hear any other news organization rally for the unemployed. We here at WorldNewsVine are doing all we can to get the word out that the unemployed need help and they need help now.

Unions across the United States are holding rallies. Thousands have signed petitions. Help is needed but Washington is not listening.

The states, churches, and charity organizations are expecting huge demands for food, shelter, and clothing during the holidays. Even the unemployment offices have hired security guards to protect their offices, expecting the unemployed to storm their doors requesting information.

Washington do something to help these people, extend unemployment benefits and pass H.R 6419 and S3706 now.

Brenda Hyatt Posted by on December 1, 2010. Filed under Breaking News,National News,National-Headline News,News and Opinions by Brenda Hyatt,Opinion Editorial,Politics,US Politics,WorldNewsVine. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

8 Responses to Tax Breaks for the Rich “First Things First” | No to Unemployment Extensions for the Poor

  1. LadyCitizen

    December 2, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Politicians are warning against a nation busting deficit claiming that if “steps aren’t taken now” draconian measures will be needed.
    Is cutting UI for millions of unemployed families part of their deficit reduction plan ? Decisions that increase hunger and homelessness and that hurt our children is an assault on American families.

  2. Bill in MD

    December 2, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    This has gone far beyond Unemployment. For 42 United States Senators to refuse in writing to address any issue regardless of merit or need is in my opinion school yard conduct. ” I will do the job I was elected to do and am currently being paid for, when I get what I want and not before that” These people regardless of party have violated the trust placed in them by the voters in their districts. The need to be removed from office for conduct unbecoming a U.S Senator. They have forever damaged our country with their behavior and for the first time in my life. I’m actually a bit ashamed.

  3. Annette

    December 2, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    I have to agree with Bill in MD…I can’t believe these men are so concerned for their wealthy friends that they won’t help the unemployed until they get their bill extended. Sounds like they should no longer be allowed to play in the sandbox with all the other children.

  4. frank sekach

    December 2, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Everyone happy they voted republican yet? Wait until they take over the house in Jan. and the worst nightmare of all if they win the senate and presidency in 2012. gop says they were elected to reduce the deficit and the first thing they want to do is add 700 billion to the budget for tax cuts for millionaires. (HUH)? Unemployment $300 a week, to much can’t afford it, Lets cut the poor people a little more while we get richer. The working people and unemployed need to be sure to get out and vote democratic, we need to unionize so our jobs won’t be shipped overseas and most of all when the democrats win in 2012 we need to show compassion for the less fortunate. We need to become proud americans again and fight back do not let the GOP bully or intimidate us we our more powerful then they think. That’s what democrats are about fighting for the working men and women of this country!!!

    • Kevin Click

      December 3, 2010 at 9:23 am

      i agree after they are going to take the backbone of this country the working class, and even those less fortunate, and say if we dont get tax cuts for the rich then the rest of the ppl will starve go without heat, homes, and food for thier children! and yes no christmas for our children either is inhumane!! the worst part is they know what thier doing to us…. it is sad to think how long befor the millions of us stand up who are going without after working for years sweat and sacrifice for our families and YES TAXES !!! TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY……..

    • DougBJr

      December 3, 2010 at 9:39 am

      Exactly Frank….. The people on here complaining about what the Repubes are doing but yet they voted these bastards in. If it was up to me i’d get em all on a boat and sink it in the middle of the ocean!

    • Travis

      December 4, 2010 at 11:48 am

      Unionization is a joke. There’s *nothing* keeping a company from moving jobs out of the US after a current contract expires…

      • Don

        February 22, 2011 at 1:39 pm

        Yes, the unions are pretty much powerless as long as we keep putting pro corporate (anti union) people in office.

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