Currently there are approximately two million jobless Americans scheduled to lose their unemployment benefits between now and Christmas. This is courtesy of nearly 100% of the Republicans and some conservative Democrats who have indicated that “we can’t afford to keep funding the program”.
It would seem that these “R’s and D’s” have minimal to no conscience as most of those same members of Congress are supporting an extension of the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest stripe of Americana–a continuing $700 billion tax break for millionaires. They have learned well from Queen Marie Antoinette when she said “let them eat cake” upon learning that the masses had no bread.
Any “change” that might have been coming with the 2010 elections appears to be in the form of a chunk of coal in the stocking.