This is the darndest recovery I’ve ever seen: requiring a major extension of the unemployment program because, well, everyone’s still out of work. The new deal gets us up to about 3 years. That’s 2 years more than Europe! So we’ve got that going for us.
It’s also the darndest bipartisan plan I’ve ever seen. Big Guy announced the extension of the Bush Tax Cuts for the middle class (that we used to pretend didn’t even exist) as well as the extension of tax cuts for America’s “wealthiest families” as if he was making a hostage tape. Even TOTUS couldn’t help him conceal his contempt. I guess he thinks 3 years unemployment is too long too.
And everybody’s mad. So it’s a win-win.
So the unemployed whose benefits are running out won’t have to worry about going into the Winter Holiday season without a job or a check, small business owners (aka America’s “wealthiest families”) can now plan for business expansion and maybe hire some more people from the ranks of the unemployed.
Butt that’s not the best news coming out of this compromise: now Lady M and Big Guy won’t have to postpone our annual Hawaiian Winter Holiday vacation after all.