President Obama Blasts Republicans Over Failure to Approve Unemployment Extension

The president calls out Republicans for holding unemployed Americans hostage over benefits.


President Barack Obama called out Republicans today for blocking much-needed unemployment benefits for the millions of Americans out of work. The emergency relief extension has been blocked three times by Senate Republicans, who insist that extending the benefits will keep unemployed Americans from looking for jobs. Come again? The president and other Democrats also pointed out that the Republicans do not apply the same discipline when it comes to tax cuts for the wealthy. Talk about a double standard! Who really wants to be unemployed in this economy? The Senate Republicans have a whole lot of nerve, just like the millions of unemployed people who will actually have the time to vote in the coming elections.

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