Democrat Controlled Senate Fails to Pass Extention of Unemployment Benefits




The Harry Reid Democrat controlled Senate failed to pass legislation that would extend unemployment benefits. By a 57 to 41 margin Democrats fell three short of the 60 votes needed to advance the measure. It would appear the bipartisan vote went the way of the GOP as Democrat Senator Bob Nelson of Nebraska joined Republicans and voted against the legislation.

Senate Republicans and a lone Democrat, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, joined forces to filibuster the bill in a procedural vote on Thursday. Visibly frustrated, the majority leader, Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, said he would move on to other business next week because he saw little chance of winning over any Republican votes.

The vote was 57 to 41, with the Democrats falling three short of the 60 votes needed to advance the measure.

How difficult is it Democrats to figure out that Americans are tired of your spending and adding to the deficits? You continuously call the GOP the party of “No”; however, it was no what We the People wanted. You were provided nearly $1 trillion in a stimulus that has been a bust, you could easily use this money to offset this unemployment extension. Americans are sick and tired of you drunken sailor spending.

The Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, has insisted that the bill not add to the deficit. Democrats argued that they had found ways to cover the entire cost of the $112 billion measure, with the exception of the $35.5 billion extension of unemployment benefits, which some Republicans said they could accept.

But some Republicans who had been negotiating with Mr. Reid said they remained opposed to tax increases in the bill, and Mr. McConnell insisted that Republicans would not support any increase in the deficit.

To dramatize the point, after blocking the Democrats’ bill, Mr. McConnell proposed a one-month extension of unemployment benefits and some other safety-net spending, to be paid for with about $10 billion in unspent money from last year’s economic stimulus program.

Legal Insurection gets in right … all Democrats had to do is pay for the legislation by offsetting one of their other bloated spending pieces of legislation. With a record federal deficit and budget, isn’t that the least that Democrats owe our children, grand children and great grand children?

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    One Response to “Democrat Controlled Senate Fails to Pass Extention of Unemployment Benefits”

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