This is the time to re-ignite the American imagination. This is the time to search for the tallest summit, and set our sights on the brightest star. This is the time to rekindle the bonds of love and loyalty and memory that link us together as citizens, as neighbors, as patriots. – President Donald J. Trump 02/05/19
President Donald J. Trump gave his State of the Union (SOTU) address last night. The speech lasted 1:22:25 making it the third-longest SOTU speech in history.
It’s really a no-brainer – the U.S. Senate and U.S. House should extend unemployment benefits. They should get it done this week.
The 1.3 million people who need these checks lost their benefits late last year when congress failed to act before the holidays. It was a pretty cruel way to treat constituents. These people are now facing two or more weeks without a check.
I only have one condition – find some way to pay for it. I don’t care if it’s down the road a ways, just pay for it.
Members of Congress have overall approval ratings in the single digits, plus a new report found that over half the members of congress are millionaires. They are so out of touch with regular folks that showing just a little kindness might help people have a better opinion about them.
The basic reason for extending benefits is that we should take care of our own.