Here you have it folks, the real truth. The socialist/statist left, the champions of the working man, blocking the extension of unemployment benefits to none other than... the working man and women.
The Senate failed Thursday to extend benefits programs for laid off workers. The house on the other hand passed a bill that would have extended for one month the program so lawmakers could decide how to address the issue in the long term.
The Senate, while trying to follow suit was not successful in overcoming the strong objections of Senator Jim Bunning, Republican Senator from Kentucky. Senator Bunning would not support the bill on grounds that the additional ten billion outlay would increase the Federal budget deficit.
Senator Bunning's position is this; rather than adding an additional ten billion to the deficit we use money from the yet unused portion of the massive "economic recovery package" enacted last year. However, and as expected, the Democrats refused consideration of this commonsense and fiscally sound approach to controlling the deficit.
It seems as our nations productive work force continues to struggle to survive... the very "party of the working man/women" is against rational initiatives that help reign in our greatest excesses that will ultimately lead to our economic collapse.
If the party of the working class was truly in favor of helping the working man and women, and in reducing the federal deficit and debt, it would support the initiatives of lawmakers such as Senator Bunning. This is likely not to transpire and the age old class warfare will likely continue.
If the left fails to recognize the validity of Senator Bunning's rational perspective approximately 1.1 million hard working Americans, searching for jobs that may or may not materialize, will be in a position of no longer being able to pay their mortgage, or buy the basic necessities of life without possibly exhausting their life savings.
This is the crime socialism has successfully perpetrated on our once free and productive capitalist society.