How many times does this have to be repeated: There are 15 million unemployed in this country, with 6.8 million chronically unemployed.
Most of them spend their days looking for work. When they hear about the possibility of jobs, they'll stand in long lines just waiting for a chance at an interview. They would rather stand in line for a job than stand in line for an unemployment check, but the check is a lifeline when there are no jobs.
Most of them have families who are suffering because there are no jobs.
Most of them had good jobs before the Republicans and turn-coat Democrats took up the phony cry about good wages killing us all and turned the entire country over to Big Business, who in turn thanked us all for bending over and kissing their asses by sending our jobs to corrupt slave wage countries.
They rub salt in the wounds by expecting us to buy those sweatshop goods at whatever price they tag them. They're cheaply made and cheap to produce--facts not in the least reflected in the dazzlingly audacious price tags. Talk about chutzpah.
They scream bloody murder because people aren't buying enough but they'll kill every chance American workers might have to earn enough to pay for their pirated booty. (Again with the chutzpah.)
And now the final slap in the face: The Republicans in the Senate (and one Democrat, Ben Nelson) voted against an unemployment benefits extension. Two reasons, according to them: They don't want to add to the enormous deficit they created in the first place, and they don't want to be giving unemployment checks to people who would otherwise have to be out finding a job.
Never mind that there are at least five people clamoring for every available job, including those jobs that only old people and teenagers used to take: Fast food flippers, car washers, Walmart greeters. . .what's next? Shoe shiners and apple sellers?
The real reason--as perverse and cold-blooded as it can get--is that the Republicans don't want the Democrats to have any kind of an edge that might win them the majority again in November. The bastards are fighting for their political lives and using the already miserable and downtrodden as pawns
So let's say the Republicans win back the majority in November. (A likely prospect, given the baffling inattention of their followers and the woeful inability of the Democrats to fight against our domestic enemies.) What will they do to improve the lives of all our displaced American workers? What kinds of jobs will they create? Will the poor get richer and the rich get poorer? Will all our troubles be over? Will happy little bluebirds fly?
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I'm waiting. . .
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