Senate Republican holds up jobless benefits
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., heads for the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in AP – Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., heads for the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, march 9, …
By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press Writer Andrew Taylor, Associated Press Writer – Thu Mar 25, 6:58 pm ET
WASHINGTON – Once again, a stubborn Senate Republican is blocking speedy passage of a stopgap bill to extend jobless benefits, saying its $9 billion cost should not be added to the national debt.
This time it's Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., who's insisting that the measure be "paid for" so as not to add to the nation's $12.7 trillion debt.
"What we are doing is stealing future opportunity from our children," Coburn said Thursday.
Say what? Back in the '00s when the republican president and his legislative henchmen were running up the national debt by invading Afghanistan and Iraq for seemingly no reason whatsoever, the democrat were concerned about the mounting debt. Afterall, they had just busted their ass for 8 years under Billy Jeff trying to get the Reagan/Bush excess spending under control and did so admirably by having the national budget balanced by the time Billy Jeff left office.
when the republican came along and once again went hog wild at the public spending trough, I didn't see any of these war crazed comrades brinking an eye at the trillions of dollars in debt being racked up for the war against Muslims.
In response the absolute shambles of an economy the republicans left us, the dems have had to pump a trillion plus into the economy to keep it afloat. . . did anyone notice the Dow Jones Industrial Average going over 10,900 today?
All of a sudden the 'spend, spend, spend without paying' republicans have become fiscal conservatives and are using a banner of fiscal conservatism to fan the flames of hate and devisiveness in our country.
What motivates those who buy into this ridiculous line of rhetoric?