John Edwards Reacts to Bush Economic Stimulus Plan

24 01 2008

In John Edwards’ Words:

“This is another example of Washington deserting working people and the middle class. They gave $70 billion of tax breaks that do nothing for those who’ve lost their jobs. It’s a complete disconnect between what’s happening in Washington and what I see happening here in South Carolina and across the country. We desperately need a modernization of the unemployment insurance law to cover more poor families and those who have lost their jobs. We also need to build an infrastructure for the clean energy economy that will create jobs and fight global warming.

“George Bush will sign whatever economic stimulus package that is sent to him by the Congress. The Congress needs to stand its ground. They need to insist on unemployment insurance modernization. Because otherwise we’re going to have thousands and thousands of families across this country who don’t get the unemployment help they need, and they lost their jobs through no fault of their own.”

In my words:

Ok, so I’m married and have one child (the two dogs don’t count) So, if my math is correct, we’ll be getting about $1,200. I’m not poo-poo-ing it… We could all use a little extra cash.  It’s just not enough to really matter.  It’s not going to put solar panels on the house or pay off the mortgage. It’s not going to lower the price of gas at the tank or pay for therapy for J for more than a few months… it’s not going make a difference in our lives… Thanks, Dubya.

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24 01 2008
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