Sunday, December 05, 2010

McConnell Says Deal With Obama on Tax Rates is Close, and All GOP Has to Agree to Is Never-Ending* Unemployment Benefits

*Seriously. When does it end?

One would assume that Mitch McConnell is well aware that Republicans won in a landslide last month.

But stuff like this makes me wonder.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell sounded optimistic on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday that Republicans will come to an agreement with President Barack Obama that would allow current income tax rates to continue for a few years while also extending unemployment payments for people whose benefits are set to run out.
So, the Republicans are making compromises with Barack Obama just to maintain the status freakin' quo on tax rates?

May I ask why?

Unemployment benefits have already been extended to an unprecedented 99 weeks. By my math, that's nearly two years. If we're going to keep extending it, let's just be honest and start calling it what it is - welfare.

It's certainly not economic stimulus or a jobs program - otherwise, why isn't the economy roaring by now?


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