A Republican World – The ‘Republicans Say The Long Term Unemployed Are Just ‘Takers’ And Don’t Need Help, They Just Need To Go Get A Job’ Edition – ‘Democrats Will Try Long-Shot Maneuver To Bring Back Unemployment Benefits’
This won’t happen but a good campaign issue for 2014 would be for Democrats to say long and loud how their Republican incumbant refused to sign the petition to even take a vote on extending unemployment benefits.
WASHINGTON — ‘Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives will try to restore long-term unemployment insurance to 2 million workers using a rare parliamentary maneuver on Wednesday’.
‘The procedural move, called a discharge petition, requires a majority of House members to sign on in support of discharging a bill from committee that has otherwise stalled’.
‘Democrats were unable to hit the threshold needed — 218 votes — for another recent discharge petition on minimum wage legislation, so it’s unlikely they’ll succeed with unemployment benefits’.
‘But Democrats hope merely raising the issue puts pressure on Republicans’.
“If my colleagues want to vote against the extension, I respect their right to disagree; but failing to even allow a vote goes against the very progress that families and our constituents demand,” said Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.), who will file the petition’.
“Partisan politics must not be allowed to get in the way of doing the right thing for our middle class families. That’s why I’ll be filing a measure to end the gridlock and force a vote on extending unemployment insurance.”
From : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/11/unemployment-benefits_n_4936840.html