Saturday, November 20, 2010

Congress Rejects Extension of Unemployment Benefits seems Turd Polishing is a tough Job

There are lots of sayings on matters like what I am about to mention but right now I favor “YOU CAN’T POLISH A TURD”

Although the U.S. Congress MUST be the world champions of shining on, buffing and otherwise attempting to put a glow on turds of all makes and models, the one I mention here is the unemployment benefits currently at 99 weeks.  Here in the U. S,  after a person has exhausted his initial 26 weeks of unemployment from the State the Federal government picks up another 73 weeks of payments giving a worker 99 weeks to find work.  Those additional weeks and the extentions are the results of Congress’  first attempt to polish the turd that became the Real Estate crisis.  That’s a lot of weeks.  That’s almost two years to find work but where is the incentive when they keep extending it. 

Well Congress just voted against further extension of these benefits something like 258 nay to 154 for the bill.  All this effort to pay from federal coffers unemployed folks for an additional 73 weeks is simply congress buffing on the unemployment turd.  The can’t even come up with actual numbers as they have manipulated the way the unemployed are counted to the point even they don’t know how many are really out there.  But one thing is for sure, It’s going to piss off a lot of people come November 30th when unemployment checks stop coming in for millions of folks out of work.  Just in time for the Christmas shopping season.  Wonder how they will manipulate the sales figures. 

So here we have the greatest economic crisis since the great depression, Unemployment far greater that the government will admit and the FED and Congress is out of turd polish.  Not to worry though, if I know my government, something will happen to distract you from the problem.  I am convinced that this will prove to be a very interesting holiday season unless Congress can puke up about four million jobs in the next 10 days the party is almost over for a great number of people
So now the usual finger pointing between the two major parties (they claim they are different but really, who can tell) begins on the unemployment issue.  I say vote ‘em all out at every election NEVER vote for any incumbent. 

I tell ya, it just gets crazier every day. 

"Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical, liberal minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

Have a great weekend!

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