Category Archives: Unemployment

Rob Everybody to Pay Everybody

President Obama and the Congressional Republicans have reached an agreement:  The Bush era tax cuts will remain for another two years, and unemployment benefits get a thirteen month extension.  Uh huh. . . .

Didn’t the Republicans, particularly the Tea Partyers, run against the deficit and debt and excessive spending?  Didn’t Obama just get a report about our debt crisis from the commission that he created?

I’ll have more to say about this in the future, but for the moment, let me comment that politicians make teaching civics difficult when they bloviate about the house burning down while simultaneously throwing the furniture into the flames.