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Sickening display of benefits for the rich

I am sure that I have this straight — the Republicans in Congress held the extension of unemployment benefits hostage until President Obama agreed to a two-year extension of the infamous deficit blossoming Bush tax cuts.

In other words, in order to extend crucial benefits for the unemployed so that they can have continuing help in obtaining basic life needs, like enough food and a roof over their heads, the wealthy will not have to endure even the slightest abridgment of their luxury purchases and luxury lifestyles. Sick, sick, sick!

Just to show the reader the viewpoint from which I write: I do not benefit from an extension of unemployment benefits and only know one person who will, but I do significantly benefit from an extension of the Bush tax cuts.

No doubt some readers will scream “bleeding-heart liberal” at me. If that moniker signifies that I’m deeply concerned about the millions upon millions who are less fortunate than I, then I proudly wear that badge.


Robert Morrison