The 2010 unemployment extension is a hot political topic, so the unemployment extension 2010 should be supported by those running for office this November. However, one Harry Reid Target, Sharron Angle, has called the unemployed "Spoiled."
I guess going from making a decent living to learning to live on less than half what you are used to makes one spoiled.
The Senate has voted down a measure which would continue the unemployment extensions previously initiated by the federal government. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) filed for cloture, but the measure failed 57-42. The bill could be thrown out in the Senate.
Sharron Angle is a Tea Party Favorite. She is quoted as telling a local news source in her state of Nevada "You can make more money on unemployment than you can going down and getting one of those jobs that is an honest job, but it doesn't pay as much."
Not a smart thing to say just months before an election in a state with 14% unemployment as of April 2010.
Many have been in debate over the delicate balance which represents unemployment. In an economic environment such as the one we are experiencing today, one has to wonder how much is too much? One thing is for certain - the current 26 weeks of benefits is far from acceptable.
There is still hope for the longterm unemployed. If a petition that is circulating gains enough ground, it will be hand delivered to the President, at which point there is hope that he will sign an executive order extending benefits to the unemployed. Such a move would win him points with the millions of Americans, and would likely be remembered fondly during the 2012 elections.