Republicans Blocking Unemployment Benefits And It’s Getting Too Little Attention
Sue at Crooks and Liars rightly asks why this isn’t getting more media attention. At a time when 7000 Americans a day are losing benefits, the GOP is stalling on supporting a bill that would help them. Republicans have muddied up the bill with amendments having to do with ACORN and immigration, but having nothing to do with helping Americans. Minority leader Mitch McConnell is holding the agreement hostage to these unrelated issues.
Observers of the weeks-long debate might not be surprised to learn that the sticking points remain the same: McConnell is insisting on consideration of an amendment to prevent ACORN from receiving federal funds, and another designed to filter illegal immigrants out of the workforce. The Kentucky Republican said the eight amendments Republicans are offering won’t take much longer to consider than the six provisions Reid has proposed on behalf of Democrats.Click here for reuse options!
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