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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Evidence that Democrats might have spines.

Senate Democrats are doubling down on the argument that Republicans refuse to reauthorize extended unemployment benefits because they want a better November through a worse economy.

"There's only one kind of job Republicans care about saving or creating: their own," said Jim Manley, spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in a statement. "To advance their political prospects, Republicans are pushing a job-killing agenda that America can't afford: protecting tax breaks for CEOs who ship jobs overseas, while blocking tax cuts for small businesses and middle-class families. "

More here.

It's what I have been saying for quite a while. Republicans are quite happy to let 3 million people lose their unemployment benefits and let people lose their last safety net to make sure the economy remains stagnant to score political points. Their election comes first, the American people are a distant second.

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