An unemployment extension and tier 5 benefits should be on the mind of constituents on a night of the final set of 2010 primary elections. The Tier 5 benefits extension of unemployment doesn't appear to weigh heavily on the minds of politicians, as everyone on Capital Hill is sidetracked with the mid-term elections.
Of course politicians will promise this and that, in hopes of keeping their job. The truth remains that the administration is more concerned with health care reform, bailing out Wall Street, and making bills so complex that half the people voting on them don't even understand them.
Meanwhile, jobless in America are suffering. There are many people who don't know what they will do for their next meal. Then, right at the Holiday Season, the 1-4 tiers of benefits will go away.
Today, if you are among the states or in DC where the primary elections are going strong, take a step back and look at your Senator or representative's voting history. If they show indifference for the unemployment extension, they don't deserve your vote. This is about Americans helping Americans not helping greedy politicians and bankers.