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Pelosi Tells House Dems: "Embrace The Suck"

From the Politico:

Nancy Pelosi on deal: ‘Embrace the suck’

By GINGER GIBSON | December 12, 2013

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told Democratic House members at a meeting Thursday morning to “embrace the suck” and encouraged enough members to back the budget deal on the floor to allow passage, according to an attendee of the meeting…

We have such inspiring statespersons leading our nation. Did she also says that they ‘have to pass the suck to find out what is in the suck’?

Pelosi told Democrats — many of whom had expressed unhappiness with the lack of unemployment benefits being included — that there were better fights to have with Republicans…. Pelosi said Democrats can focus on job creation, infrastructure funding, immigration reform and minimum wage increases.

Translation: raising taxes, shoveling more money to the unions, giving amnesty and driving more small businesses out of business.

But the Democrats and their media minions never give up. They never concede.

First from a tear soaked New York Times:

Jobless Fear Looming Cutoff of Benefits

By ANNIE LOWREY | December 12, 2013

WASHINGTON — Mary Helen Gillespie of Londonderry, N.H., is about to lose her last government lifeline. Since being laid off from a large banking firm in April, Ms. Gillespie, 57, has been living on little more than her unemployment insurance payments of $384 a week. She has burned through her savings and moved back in with her parents….

Democrats in Congress are pushing for an extension, which would cost the government an estimated $25 billion through 2014, while providing a modest lift, according to the Congressional Budget Office, to overall economic activity…

Yep. Just look at how having these federal benefits since 2008 has made the economy roar. But The Times is even willing to bring up Christmas to try to break our stony hearts:

Barry Iverson, a 34-year-old online content manager from Washington State, has a college degree and a solid work history….

Mr. Iverson’s income dropped by nearly two-thirds when he lost his job and started accepting about $490 a week in unemployment insurance payments…. He and his wife, who have two small children, are not sure what they will do if his unemployment insurance payments run out before he can find another job…

“Christmas is just a hurdle to get through,” he said. “I don’t want to call it a stressor, but it’s just one of those things where you have to put on your best smile and get through it and try to focus on the positive.” …

Which is exactly why so many welfare programs are slated to be renewed at Christmas time.

Meanwhile, there is also this subtle message to Harry Reid, via the Associated Press:

17,000 Nevadans to lose jobless assistance

By Sandra Chereb | December 12, 2013

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Thousands of Nevadans will lose unemployment assistance days after Christmas under a budget deal worked out by congressional negotiators that omits continuation of federal jobless benefits implemented at the height of the recession.

Those emergency, one time only, temporary, recession benefits that were granted in 2008. The recession officially ended in June of 2009, four and a half years ago.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Wednesday praised the agreement as a step toward ending gridlock in Congress, but said he was disappointed it didn’t include extension of federal jobless benefits.

"Neither side got everything it wanted in these negotiations," Reid said on the Senate floor. He said he will push for an extension of unemployment insurance, as well as an increase in the minimum wage, when the Senate convenes in January…

And the AP will be there to help him, every step of the way.

Nationally, about 1.3 million people will abruptly lose assistance…

And never mind how the AP constantly tells us that the jobless rate is falling and the economy is booming.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, December 13th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Pelosi Tells House Dems: "Embrace The Suck"”

  1. I’ve got the perfect JPEG answer for this but Steve would ban me for life if I posted a link …

  2. mr_bill

    Mary Helen Gillespie of Londonderry, N.H., is about to lose her last government lifeline… unemployment insurance payments of $384 a week. She has burned through her savings and moved back in with her parents….

    Do the math: Mary Helen’s unemployment payments of $384[per week]/40[hours] equals $9.60 an hour for a 40-hour work week. The minimum wage in New Hampshire is $7.25. I realize that Mary could have been receiving a higher pay than that in her previous work, but it sure doesn’t provide much incentive to Mary to look for work to hold her over until she finds a better job, when she can be paid almost $10/hour for doing nothing.

    Barry Iverson’s unemployment is paying him $12.25/hour, based on a 40-hour work week. He might be hard-pressed to find some temp work that pays as much, so why not have a seat on the couch?

    It has been documented that over 30% of the “unemployed” find work within 7 days of losing their unemployment benefits. Within 7 days!! Isn’t that simply amazing?! /sarc

  3. hasan

    Thanks for the nice comment. The law of attraction is such a simple concept, but it really works. The law of attraction, positivity, being grateful, even happiness itself…it all takes some training. None of those things just fall at your feet. I used to think I would be happy as soon as THIS happens or maybe THAT happens…but that’s so not how it works! syeda rabia




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