Compassionate Hypocrites

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The latest Congressional dispute over extended unemployment benefits is another case study in the hypocritical way in which our elected officials continually back the interests of the wealthy over those of average or disadvantaged Americans. As has become their standard response to any attempts by the Administration or Congressional Democrats to spend money to improve the lives of people who have lost jobs due to an ailing economy or property due to natural disasters, for instance, the GOP always to call for equivalent budget cuts somewhere else to balance the books. The somewhere else can never be revenue increases or cuts to other expenditures that affect the wealthy at all. Cuts must be to other programs helping the same people as the proposed increased spending is to be allocated for.

Congressional action (or more accurately – inaction) of late has been dominated by the GOP who are adamant in their…

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