Save Our State of Massachusetts
A must watch video where Scott Brown articulately explains why JOBS aren’t being created as a direct result of Congress messing around with, e.g., spending six days on Food Safety, and waiting to discuss unemployment extensions until six hours before their expiration. (Why he voted on that Food Bill, I have yet to understand, but no one can say this speech isn’t right on point!)
There are comments below that criticise Brown, but fail to see the point he is making in this speech. The critic fortells of very troubling stories for people if the unemployment extension isn’t granted, so I would add these comments:
There will definately be people who will lose a cushion they are dependent on and it will cause even more severe hardships than they are already facing, but the vast majority will find their way around this crisis, and even become more resourceful as a result. In the meantime, there are many people who are in the same straights that can’t qualify for unemployment for a variety of reasons that are just as in need but do not receive the cushion. Finally, I know of at least three people that fall into the category of,
they collected unemployment for 99 weeks,
they looked for a job during that period, but
they did not do so with the same tenacity and seriousness they intend to now,
they all agreed that no more extensions should be granted, and
they all contend that the extensions extended their unemployment by virtue of providing a cushion that, once removed, forces them to put the petal to the metal to get a job.
In the context of what Brown says in this video, people should also be reminded of what was going on before he got to the Senate, i.e., months and months of shoving healthcare down our throats IN SPITE OF THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, ECONOMY, DEFICIT and many other compelling issues that necessitated that this massive overhall of healthcare should have waited, if brought at all at THIS time.