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This week, President Obama uses his weekly address to call out obstructionist republicans for blocking unemployment insurance and small business tax breaks.
So after years of championing policies that turned a record surplus into a massive deficit, including a tax cut for the wealthiest Americans, they’ve finally decided to make their stand on the backs of the unemployed. They’ve got no problem spending money on tax breaks for folks at the top who don’t need them and didn’t even ask for them; but they object to helping folks laid off in this recession who really do need help. And every day this goes on, another 50,000 Americans lose that badly needed lifeline.
Weekly Address: Filibustering Recovery & Obstructing Progress:
You may have seen the Americans Against Food Taxes commercial. It’s the one that features an all-American family going camping, fishing, and drinking sugar-water. It ends with: "Taxes never made anyone healthy — education, exercise and balanced diets do that. Tell congress a tax on simple pleasures like juice drinks and soda is the last thing Americans need right now."
I’m not quite sure what high-fructose corn syrupy liquids like "juice drinks" or "soda" have to do with "education" "exercise," or a "balanced diet," but the commercial did remind me of Stephen Colbert’s Coke Party Protest from a couple months ago.
Hey, Democrats, you can have my soda when you pry it from my cold, diabetic hands.
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