Senator Jon Kyl And Unemployment Insurance: He Should Be Ashamed! :(

Arizona Senator Jon Kyl, the Minority Whip, has been moving steadily toward the far right over the past few years, a real shame for someone who seemed reasonable and decent, but now appears to be flirting with being whacky! 🙁

For Senator Kyl to back Senator Jim Bunning in his assault on unemployment compensation, by stating that unemployment compensation promotes laziness and lack of motivation on the part of its recipients, and that it discourages job growth, is beyond any limit of decency! 🙁

No one can live on unemployment compensation, as recipients of it are in the poverty level of existence, just barely trying to pay the food and rent bills, and stay above water. No one gets rich, or lives off the fruit of the vine, existing on unemployment compensation!

Many recipients have become vicitims of this horrible Great Recession, and have little hope of returning to a middle class life that many shared not long ago!

For a senator who makes nearly $200,000, and has great health insurance, to fault and condemn people who are on their last legs financially is a hard hearted, insensitive, despicable act, which every decent American should condemn!

The Republican party is gaining, more than ever, a reputation of not caring about the plight of the poor who are struggling to survive this terrible time in our history. Hopefully, it will backfire this fall and lead to poor gains, if any, by the GOP, because if this kind of lack of compassion is endorsed by American voters, then indeed we are a nation that has lost its humanity! 🙁

One comment on “Senator Jon Kyl And Unemployment Insurance: He Should Be Ashamed! :(

  1. Jonathan Reiter March 3, 2010 5:30 pm

    It’s scary witnessing gigantic shift the Republican party has taken to the right. The Senator should apologize to the American people for his statement. Just like you pointed out, no one is getting rich or living lavishly off heir unemployment benefits. Plus individuals who are eligible for unemployment compensation have previously worked and are trying to stay afloat. I just wonder what audience the Senator is reaching out to with his views.

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