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Monday, March 01, 2010

Meanwhile, back at the Outrage Corral
Posted by Jill | 10:30 PM
I can't believe that people who are out of work, scared about their jobs, on the bring of foreclosure, and terrified about their future, are eager to give the keys to the kingdom back to guys like John Kyl:
Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona, the Republican whip, argued that unemployment benefits dissuade people from job-hunting "because people are being paid even though they're not working."

Unemployment insurance "doesn't create new jobs. In fact, if anything, continuing to pay people unemployment compensation is a disincentive for them to seek new work," Kyl said during debate over whether unemployment insurance and other benefits that expired amid GOP objections Sunday should be extended.

"I'm sure most of them would like work and probably have tried to seek it, but you can't argue that it's a job enhancer. If anything, as I said, it's a disincentive. And the same thing with the COBRA extension and the other extensions here," said Kyl.

Maybe it's time for Arizona to start thinking about "rightsizing" John Kyl. Tonight on Countdown, Chris Hayes, looking like a Delta pledge after a particularly rough night, said it all:

We are all lazy, shiftless welfare queens now.

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Blogger Distributorcap said...

we are not welfare queens driving cadillacs - everyone i know is going to tanning parlors, Whole Foods and Broadway show with their unemployment checks.

the callousness of these people never ceases to amaze me - and they are HONORED for it and re-elected for it.

kyl to me is the worst of the worst in the senate - a complete and total scumbag.

Blogger casey said...
Hello Jill,

Two things I wish to comment on. One - loved the video. Two - The first sentence second line "the bring of foreclosure," I believe to be "the brink of foreclosure,". With all the information you bring to us it is likely that a few an extremely few typos will creep in despite your best efforts..

Blogger PurpleGirl said...
It's true, unemployment benefits do not create new jobs but they keep people able to buy food, pay rent or other housing costs, able to buy transportation of various sorts, etc. If we stopped those things the recession would be worse... many people would die...

I might move to AX or KY and camp out on the front lawns of Kyl or Bunning and ask them to give me money. They believe in private charity don't they? And that would be the ultimate private charity.