Further proof of the sociopathic tendencies of the republican party is their refusal to extend unemployment benefits.
Shortly after Christmas republicans allowed over a million Americans to be thrown into the streets because they refused to even consider an extension of benefits for the long term unemployed. Leaving in December, congress scampered off to their warm homes in their districts to enjoy the holidays not thinking how their constituents would fare.
President Obama is calling on congress to extend benefits which may be falling deaf ears of obstructionist republicans. Republicans in congress recently enjoyed a tax-payer funded 3 1/2 week vacation from being the least productive congress in American history. Their cruelty knows no bounds.
It's been estimated that a failure to extend benefits could cost businesses 240,000 jobs in 2014. Didn't republicans run on a platform of jobs jobs jobs? Unfortunately they didn't say they were against jobs jobs jobs.
Will republicans do the right thing and extent benefits to long term unemployed who through no fault of their own can't find a job with a living wage? Or will they continue to do everything they can in 2014 to hand everything over to corporations and the wealthiest 1%, obstruct President Obama, limit a woman's constitutional right to choose and allow the workplace to become more dangerous and polluted like they did in 2013?