Wednesday, December 8, 2010


They don't even know what they're fighting about.

Michele Bachmann is the latest member of Congress to demonstrate that she does not completely understand unemployment legislation.
..."As part of the compromise, the President wants to extend unemployment benefits for another 13 months," Bachmann said. "Unemployment benefits are already at a historical length of 99 weeks, and the President's request would push benefits to three years."
Problem is, the president's request would do no such thing. It would preserve the 99 weeks by reauthorizing Emergency Unemployment Compensation and Extended Benefits programs, which together provide up to 73 weeks of benefits beyond the standard 26 funded by states.
...Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) made a similar mistake on the Senate floor last week. "This is about people who have been collecting unemployment benefits for 99 weeks," Barrasso said, incorrectly.
Entirely clueless and railing against something on which they don't even know the details.

1 comment:

jhw22 said...

Well they obviously don't watch CNN because CNN has been interviewing 99ers who are mad that they don't get anymore. Imagine, Bachmann only watches FOX. Odd.