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The Republicans Approach To Jobless Benefits

Republican Approach To Unemployment Benefits Comic

This past month, Senate Republicans filibustered against a bill to extend jobless benefits to over 2 million unemployed Americans, saying they were fiscally unwise and irresponsible given the current national deficit. It’s too bad all of these Republicans voted for Bush’s tax cuts:

Cost of Bush’s tax cuts for the wealthy for fiscal year 2010: $200 billion [source 1, 2] (Note: This only covers one year of the cost of Bush’s tax cuts, which are estimated to cost the US Treasury over $2.2 trillion if extended to 2020).

Cost of jobless benefits for fiscal year 2010: $34 Billion [Source 1]

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