Thursday, December 12, 2013

Republican Senator and 2016 Presidential Candidate Rand Paul Wants to Increase the Misery and Depredation for the Unemployed.

Are Conservatives Really This Mean? – Apparently So

The budget negotiations to set federal spending and avoid any more shutdowns for a while are completed and awaiting approval, and one of the issues was extension of unemployment benefits.  Here is the incredible statements of Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican Senator who is actually considered a serious Presidential contender.

Democratic attempts to extend unemployment benefits for 1.3 million workers were a "disservice" to the unemployed, Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday.
"I support unemployment benefits for the 28 weeks they're paid for," the Kentucky Republican said on "Fox News Sunday." "If you extend it beyond that, you do a disservice to these workers."

Wow, paying unemployment benefits to the long term unemployed, paying them money to put food on the table, pay the mortgage, make the car payments so they can drive to job interviews is doing them a disservice.

Rand Paul of course grew up in relative prosperity, his daddy had a great paying government job so no problems for Rand Paul.  But one can hope that after the 2016 election he will be unemployed.  And while he will not need unemployment benefits to keep the wolf from the door, maybe the experience will give him some small dose of compassion and sympathy.  We doubt it though, a man as cruel and mean as Rand Paul, a man who want to punish the unemployed rather than help them is probably immune to any attack of decency.

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