@BarackObama decides NOT to be the adult in the room wrt unemployment insurance extension.
You can tell by the fact that he’s demanding here that the House simply agree to allocate the money for another ‘temporary’ three-month extension of unemployment benefits for people unemployed past 26 weeks. The GOP is not adverse to extending benefits, by the way: but the House is fairly insistent that this spending be offset by an equivalent amount of cuts.
Benefits.gov: Your Source for Other People’s Money
Benefits.gov describes its mission as: Benefits.gov (formerly GovBenefits.gov) was launched in an effort to provide citizens with easy, online access to government benefit and assistance programs. Eight years after its initial launch, GovBenefits.gov underwent a major redesign and became Benefits.gov. However, the program’s mission remains the same: reduce the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government while increasing citizen access to government benefit information. | Read More »
Teachers Unions: A Brief Thought
Teachers unions constantly demand more pay and more benefits. They say that it’s “for the children”. There is a valid connection between quality work and pay. Good teachers that can make better money elsewhere can do so without compromising the notion of “for the children”, if that’s even the slightest bit true. They are doing it for different children, that’s all. There is nothing wrong | Read More »
Ok Hollywood, Put Your Safety Net Where Your Mouth Is.
On this Fourth of July holiday weekend, it is only fitting that something be presented to offer hope to a people who have little of it. All we’ve seen is change and not in a good direction. States are shutting down. State workers are getting laid off. Welcome government workers to the world the rest of us live in. So far in this Administration, government | Read More »
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Social Insecurity – Kiss Your Security Goodbye
Unfortunately, you can kiss your Social Security goodbye from the day it started, and the victims (some would call us suckers) of this scandal are the American people. When FDR hatched the scheme of having workers contribute a portion of their income to the Social Security Trust, it was with the promise that those who contributed to the “insurance” program would receive benefits from that Trust | Read More »
Dems pass PAYGO, then circumvent PAYGO with help from Republicans
Exactly a month ago, Democrats voted on the last piece of legislation they would take up before Scott Brown was seated: Raising the debt ceiling from $12.394 trillion to $14.294 trillion. Included in that bill was an amendment instituting PAYGO, or a pay-as-you go provision that requires that any new mandatory spending be offset by either a reduction in spending elsewhere, or a tax increase. | Read More »
“My Name is Julio, and I’ve Been Working at McDonald’s for 4 1/2 Years…”
I’m sure Julio Osegueda is a nice kid. I’m not here to blast him because, frankly, I don’t know him. He made a big splash at President Obama’s Fort Myers, Florida town hall meeting: “It’s such a blessing to see you, Mr. President. Thank you for taking time out of your day, oh, gracious God, thank you so much!” he said. “My name is Julio | Read More »