Friday, December 3, 2010
This happened in May, and it was July before the benefits extension was passed. This means that there were millions whose benefits lapsed, even though the benefits were retroactively restated.
Without swift actions, even if there are retroactive restatement of benefits there will still be numerous American families who are left in limbo amid the holiday season.
This is troublesome, at best.
The Lame Duck session hasn't been very productive for Congress. The Food Safety Bill was announced to be passed, only to be knocked back to the Senate for revisions. The Bush era tax cuts are still in debate, and the Democrats and Republicans are at a stalemate on many issues. The House passed a tax bill that they knew wouldn't pass in the Senate - a move that Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell claims is pure political.
Speaker of the House elect John Boehner has also spoke out about the lame duck session, showing frustration on the right and the left.
If the government was a couple going through divorce, the rest of the country are the innocent children being negatively impacted by their decisions, living in uncertainty.
What are you going to do without the unemployment extension 2010 and benefits ambiguity?