how can republican mitch mcconnell put a thumbs up like that?
so evil aka the republicans denied an extension on all forms of unemployment.
they all voted down to reinstate it for the millions.
fan meet shit?…
Legislation to bring back unemployment insurance for over a million long-term jobless Americans failed to clear the Senate on Tuesday, leaving no clear path forward.
Republicans complained Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) wouldn’t let them try to amend the legislation, and Reid responded that Republicans had been whining about procedure to obscure their opposition to restoring the benefits.
“The question is: Are Republican filibustering unemployment benefits or are they not?” Reid said on the Senate floor before the vote.
“This has obviously been fixed,” countered Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
Benefits lapsed for 1.3 million workers on Dec. 28, thanks to congressional inaction. Each week since the lapse, another 70,000 laid off workers reach the end of their state benefits, which in most cases last six months, and find that the federal benefits that previously helped millions of workers won’t be helping them. Lawmakers knew about the looming deadline for a whole year but did nothing until it was too late.
Senate Democrats had a different take. Walking briskly outside the chamber, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that Republican leadership had changed their demands.
“They said the reasons they have blocked bills is because they don’t get amendments,” he said. “We are giving them amendments and they are still blocking the bills.”
So is unemployment insurance definitely dead in the Senate?
“No,” he said. “I think it will get worked out.”
i was all prepared to write a great entry about my day,
even about ursovain‘s return to me,
but this has me feeling all kinds of emo.
reading the ( x comments ) of all the people who are now on suicide watch got to me.
there are so many others who are in the red zone,
feeling absolutely hopeless,
and ready to end it all.
i feel absolutely sick to my stomach.
how does one remain positive in times like this?
listening to this on repeat:
lowkey: god has a trick up his sleeve for me.
i pray he does.
article: the huffington post