Defeat for Republicans — Victory for America
Democrats have finally — finally!! — gotten past that gigantic speed bump in the Senate. It’s the same speed bump — comprised of forty buckets of excrement — that almost blocked health care reform and financial reform.
This time, Mount Pusmore was blocking unemployment benefits for two and a half million Americans. New Democratic Senator Carte Goodwin (replacing Robert Byrd) was just sworn in today, and almost immediately another vote was held. Sixty Democrats voted for America. Forty Republicans voted for — uhh, well, whatever it is they’re for.
After months of shitting all over working Americans, the GOP finally lost this round.
Max Baucus stated the obvious:
“This bill is about jobs because unemployment insurance goes to people who will spend it immediately. That would increase economic demand. And that would help support our fragile economic recovery.”
For most people, that’s a no-brainer. But explaining that to a Republican is like trying to teach advanced calculus to a slow 5-year-old.