Republicans to Unemployed Workers: “Fuck You”
In addition to the 290 bills that are already stalled by Senate Republicans, there’s a brand new one. The House has passed a bill to extend unemployment benefits which are scheduled to expire this weekend.
The Senate kept stalling, dithering, preening, and — oops, oh look, it’s the weekend already! Thank God It’s Friday! Fuck those parasites. Tell ‘em to go out and get a job!
The unemployment benefits are part of a larger bill that also includes highway funding and loans for small businesses. Democrats kept trying, yesterday and this morning, to pass the bill, but the Party of Fuck No kept saying Fuck No.
The main culprit was Senator Jim Bunning (R—Cocksucker). Bunning blocked every attempt to pass the bill, pretending to be concerned about the budget deficit. Where was he when we were throwing trillions of dollars at the Iraqi invasion and the War on Drugs?
You remember the old joke about the kid who kills both of his parents and then asks the court for mercy because he’s an orphan. Here’s Marie Antoinette “Jim” Bunning’s version: After hours and hours of throwing up every possible roadblock to this bill, he complained that all of this delaying and dithering had made him late to a basketball game.
Wouldn’t it be a shame if a stray basketball came flying into the stands and smashed into Jim Bunning’s nose.
Even though this bill has already been passed by the House, a few House Republicans managed to express their contempt for people who work for a living. Rep. Dean Heller (R—Shitbucket) said that too many unemployment benefits might be creating a nation of hobos.
Hopefully the voters of Nevada will turn Dean Heller into a hobo this November.