Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Unemployment Benefits and Tax Breaks: No and Yes

The unemployed already get 99 weeks - almost two years - of unemployment benefits and yet the Administration and the Democrats pound on the Republicans who say only that the $34 billion price tag on such extension should not add to a budget deficit that's already spiralling out of control.  Obama, once again, ignores those concerns, an beats his chest with threats of  "strong words" for those who would dare disagree with him.

No matter how much you may sympathize with the plight of the unemployed, being paid for sitting around for more than two years is simply ridiculous.  Well, ridiculous unless you're unemployed and not paying taxes in any event.

Here's the zinger, though.  In his weekly address, President Teleprompter had this to say, "[Republicans]have got no problem spending money on tax breaks for folks at the top who don't need them and didn't even ask for them; but they object to helping folks laid off in this recession who really do need help."

For the record I DO need a tax break and I AM asking for one!  Had I known that all I had to do was ask for a tax break, I would have done it long ago.

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