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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-10 05:21 PM
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It's not an emergency if you're rich
'Night John Boy

by digby

It's not an emergency if you're rich:

'We think it's an emergency,' and it isn't," Bunning said in an interview last week.

"The debate has changed only to the point that my side, all of a sudden now, has gotten religion. It isn't a question of the worthiness of the unemployment benefit; it's a question of adding it to the debt that my grandkid gets stuck with."


It's not an emergency for millionaire baseball players, true. But for some people it really is an emergency when they have no money coming in at all and no job prospects.

I have an idea. How about we "find offsets" for the wars first, so Bunning's grandkids don't get stuck with those bills. Or how about we ask the millionaires to kick in so Bunning's grandkids don't get stuck with the bills?

And can someone tell me why, with all the great concern for everybody's grandkids, that Republicans are hellbent on sticking them with the care and feeding of their grandparents once they destroy social security to pay for the wars and the millionaires' tax cuts? I guess they really think that the Great Depression were good times. Just like The Waltons.

This is serious business and these people are playing cheap political games.
And people all over the country are being affected. One of our friends, and a longtime friend of this blog, is one of them: Activist Susie Madrak is one of "the 99ers" whose unemployment has run out. It's not an abstract question to her and all the others who are caught in this bind. It's a very real emergency.

more...

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/night-john-boy-u...
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-10 05:24 PM
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1. or if you are corporation sucking welfare out of taxpyer paychecks nt
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-10 05:30 PM
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2. I bet Bunning's grandkids will grow up to be assholes just like grandpa.
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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-10 05:31 PM
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3. K&R...n/t
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-10 05:34 PM
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4. And Congress is full of the rich.
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-10 05:37 PM
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5. Hey, moran (Bunning)..
sticking your grandkids with a crumbling society, no jobs, decaying infrastructure, reliance on foreign energy and the inability to produce their own goods is much, much worse.
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