The Tier V unemployment extension isn't going to get passed without a fight, that's for sure. Of course, there are two sides to every argument, and the unemployment extension is no exception. There are those who think that the extension is a necessity to keep the economy from heading into a depression. They believe that the extension is the ticket to economic growth and rebound.
On the other hand, there's a darker side of the argument. The opposition doesn't want to spend money that the government doesn't have right now to help Americans. Buzz phrases such as "redistribution of wealth" and "socialism" are used to describe the programs that help many Americans.
On the surface, it's easy to agree with the opposition. Everyone is hurting right now, and those that are working shouldn't have to foot the bill for those who don't have a job, no matter whose fault it is. HOWEVER, the government seems to have excess money for salaries, foreign aid, and special interests.
In conclusion, if the government can dole out foreign aid, they can dole out domestic aid. If special interest groups can successfully lobby the government for their cause, then the American public deserves some help during this time of economic uncertainty. The question isn't about spending money we do or don't have, it's about doing what's right in the spirit of America.