Rand Paul has said that extending unemployment beyond Dec. 28 is a “disservice” to the unemployed.
But here’s the thing, Randy ol’ buddy: Even after Dec. 28, I’ll still be long-term unemployed, but now I won’t have any money coming in. I haven’t gotten an offer of employment in the more-than six months I’ve been out of work, despite my wholehearted attempts-- two to six applications per week since mid June.
So explain to me how *not *having unemployment benefits to feed my wife and two young children will somehow now make me more likely to get hired by an employer come January?
Fuck you, you asshole, you have no idea how your inaction in DC affects people out in the real world. I don’t give one flying fuck what some study says. The label I carry ("long-term unemployed) will still be there once my benefits dry up, but now it’ll be even harder to pay my bills. If I’m forced to go out and find a low-wage job, we’ll be forced to put our kids in day care (nice “family values,” dickweed), which will end up putting us deeper in the hole every month even more that we already are.
Maybe we’ll go on food stamps to stay afloat…if that money is even there. Is that what Republicans want? More people on actual government assistance? Maybe we’ll lose our house. Is that what Republicans want? More homeless children? Maybe we’ll lose a car, making it even harder for both my wife and I to work and support our family. Is that what Republicans want? Parents unable to get to a job?
Listen, I’m glad God has blessed you with a wonderful government job, and a wonderful ability to practice medicine before that, but not all of us can have those benefits. The rest of us miserable wretches need some help once in a while; thanks for taking that help away from me and millions of other. One more step toward creating more poverty in our country. Way to go!