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Wednesday | January 08, 2003

A Very Fine Whine

Bush Approves Jobless Benefit Extension

The Associated Press
Wednesday, January 8, 2003; 4:25 PM

WASHINGTON President Bush signed legislation Wednesday extending unemployment benefits for 2.5 million victims of a weak economy, hours after passage by a GOP-controlled Congress that brushed aside Democratic protests that the measure didn't go far enough.

Today the line is drawn," said Rep. Bill Thomas (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, who scolded Democrats who were pushing for even more benefits. "We can do what we should have done back in December."

I'm a little surprised Thomas couldn't think of some way to blame Clinton. He wasn't feeling very creative today, I guess.

Losing the Senate was a bitch, but its almost worth it to deprive the Republicans of their feeble, simple-minded excuses. I mean, now that they've got a lock on all three branches of the federal government, we won't have to listen to any more of this crap, right?

NOT!

Billmon

Posted January 08, 2003 01:51 PM | Comments (18)





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