The Democrats just sent another email – see below. Evidently the economy is really bad since they predict more people will lose jobs by the end of the year.
by: Diane Benjamin
Politicians obviously stretch the truth. Flat out LYING to achieve some political agenda is now all too common.
The Senate is debating whether to EXTEND unemployment benefits. The country has supposedly been in a recovery for close to 5 years. The recession supposedly ended years ago. Maybe benefits could be extended if the politicians said publicly, “Hey the economy isn’t all that good”.
The Democrats sent the following email yesterday. They claim the NEWLY unemployed will be cut off. That is a flat-out LIE. The bill being considered is an extension of benefits.
Why is this an emergency? The economy is getting better – according to them. Why would conscientious Americans who love their country associate with these liars?
BREAKING: The Senate is set to vote in the next few hours on whether to extend emergency unemployment insurance to 1.3 million Americans
Here’s the back story: over the holidays, 1.3 million Americans who lost their jobs through no fault of their own also lost their unemployment benefits. Why? Because Republicans in Congress refused to extend this vital lifeline.
Denying families this critical benefit while they’re searching for a job is just plain cruel.
Senate Democrats are set to vote on an extension in the next few hours. Now it’s our job to call on Republicans in Congress to do the right thing and extend emergency unemployment insurance:
BEFORE TONIGHT’S VOTE: Click here to automatically add your name and stand with President Obama’s call to extend unemployment benefits >>
Thanks for standing with us.
DCCC Rapid Response
P.S. Here’s President Obama’s hard-hitting message to Republicans in Congress from his first weekly address of the year: “Instead of punishing families who can least afford it, Republicans should make it their New Year’s resolution to do the right thing, and restore this vital economic security for their constituents right now.”
Here’s a CNN story describing the vote: http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/07/politics/unemployment-vote/
Who are you going to stand with? Is LYING now the new normal?
I added the RED
|Friend –Just a short while ago, the Senate took the first step to restore federal unemployment insurance to those who need it the most. More than a million Americans have lost their unemployment benefits since the end of December, and millions more stand to lose them by the end of this year. These benefits are critical to jobless Americans who are actively looking for work, as well as the millions who make up their families.
Despite all that, House Republicans are saying they’ll block this measure for Americans in need. It’s a new year, but for them, it seems that nothing has changed.
Add your name to stop their obstruction and support extending unemployment insurance to America’s workers and their families.
After all, these are the same lawmakers who shut down the government last fall. The same party that refused to expand health care coverage to millions of Americans through Medicaid in state after state. The same people who are talking about forcing the government to default on its interest payments later this spring.
We need to show them that 2014 will be different — that Americans everywhere are standing together to bring an end to this obstruction.
Join President Obama and Democrats who are speaking out for those who need it the most, and add your name to tell House Republicans to stop the obstruction and extend this lifeline now:
This is just the first of many fights we’re going to have in 2014 — and we have better odds of winning them in the future if we elect a Democratic majority in Congress.
Thanks for always standing with us,