Are you unemployed in Arizona? Have you already, or are you about to lose your house to foreclosure or a short-sale in Phoenix? Have you been looking for a job longer than you can remember, and are about to or have already run out of unemployment benefits?
Most of these issues can be directly tied to a conservative GOP, but not entirely to Jon Kyl. What you can thank, or condemn, Senator Kyl and fellow Republicans for is blocking President Obama’s bill to unemployment checks. Maybe we should send Kyl to the unemployment lines the next time he comes extend those benefits. Kyl thinks you are lazy and won’t look for work if you continue to receive up for election.
There are 2.5 million Americans out of work nationwide. How many of you Phoenix conservatives have lost your job and have Kyl and his cronies on the right side of the Senate aisle to thank for not lending a helping hand now when you need it? Arizona Republican columnist Laurie Roberts reported Kyl’s observation four months ago that unemployment pay is a “disincentive” for you to go out and find work.
And then last week on “Fox News Sunday” he did burst forth with enthusiasm backing the need to extend a helping hand to some needy Americans who have much to contribute to the country. No, he’s not talking about jobless Americans; he was talking about the rich folks whose tax cuts are scheduled to expire at the end of the year.
I did a piece on Kyl and McCain earlier, “Two Arizona Senators lend credence to why voters view Congress as losers,” talking about Kyl’s questionable comments about Obama, and McCain’s mud-slinging at J.D. Hayworth. But these aren’t the only Senators that deserve to be flushed out for new, fresh, and constituent-minded representatives, and they aren’t all Republicans. The Democrats need a house-cleaning just as bad as the GOP.
The question is just how do you find the individuals that are up to this challenge, and would they be willing to suffer the pressures of public office?
In the meantime, you’ll want to watch Senator Kyl’s and McCain’s votes today as the Senate once again attempts to pass the unemployment compensation bill.
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