Senate GOPers defeat unemployment extension

Hundreds of thousands of unemployed Americans will lose their benefits because of the GOP Senate. The Senate Republicans held together to block cloture on the jobs bill.

The vote was 57 – 41. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins sided with Mitch McConnell’s over their constituents in Maine. Of course they did. All the other GOPers voted no, too. As did Ben Nelson.

The Republicans created the economic crisis. Families across the country are suffering. Really suffering. But, the GOPers have decided those families don’t matter.

That really is how the GOP governs. Sell out to Big Oil and Wall Street. Screw over the unemployed.


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