This was the headline that grabbed my attention today. I had to know why people who recieved an extension on unemployment were angry. So I read it and I have to say I agree with their anger and it is justified.
People who have lost their jobs have had to live on unemployment and food stamps and apparently there are people protesting when they go to the food stamp office. I’m the first person to say we need to draw the line with Social Services, but not for the people who need them. The people I think should be cut off are the people who WON’T take care of themselves and simply rely on the government because they feel it is their right; not people who are willing to work and simply can’t find a job.
There is also another reason that these people are angered; and that is because the way the Republicans in Congress strong armed the President; and I have to agree with that as well. I am really pissed off about that. Holding the people who need benefits hostage in order to keep the tax cuts for the rich. It’s wrong and it shouldn’t happen! I mean these are people who can’t pay their utility bills, who don’t have money for food. Who are educated and experienced and just can’t find work.
I would like to know if there is a way to overhaul congress? To make our congressman deal with one issue at a time instead of rolling a bunch of issues into one bill. Can congress be reformed? Is it as simple as voting in fresh voices, or will people continue (like CT did) to vote in the same people with their same agendas?
What will it take America?