What makes you think the wealth of the rich will "trickle down" to the middle class and the poor through their investments? The top 10% of the wealthy already owns 80% of the financial wealth of this country. Where's the trickle down? How much longer do we have to wait until that wealth shows up in the pockets of the middle class and the poor?
All Master Sergeants, for example, get to live in the same type of housing, with the same pay scale, as the sergeant that works on electronics, or the sergeant than works in the Supply Squadron.
The dark side of our species is truly amazing!
since the additional money pumped into corporate America could allow a retail chain to expand, and then hire more people.
This morning on "This Week," Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer took a swipe at Republican Sen. Rand Paul, saying he thought it was "insulting" that the Kentucky senator argued that it is a "disservice" to continue unemployment benefits for workers after a certain period.
"Most of the people I meet who are on unemployment are people who have had jobs for 25 years, lost them, they've been knocking on doors every week," Schumer said on "This Week. "I think it's a little insulting, a bit insulting to American workers when Rand Paul says that unemployment insurance is a disservice."
"They want to work, they don't want unemployment benefits," the New York senator added. "They're just hanging on with unemployment benefits, you cut them off, they may lose the house they paid for, take their kids out of college. So I would hope he would reconsider, past the three month extension."
Paul, appearing on "This Week" before Schumer, seemed to indicate he'd be open to extending unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed if the costs are paid for, while still arguing such an extension would provide some disincentive to work.
"What I have always said is that it needs to be paid for, but we also need to do something for long-term unemployed people and that is we need to create something new that would create jobs," Paul said. "So what I'd like to do when we get back is one, if we extend it we pay for it, but two, we add something to it that would create jobs."
"I do think, though, that the longer you have it, that it provides some disincentive to work, and that there are many studies that indicate this," Paul added. "So, what I've been saying all along, we have to figure out how to create jobs and keep people from becoming long-term unemployed."
It's not a matter of liking or hating any congress member; it's about America helping Americans when they need it. We give over $8 million dollars every day to Israel. We can surely find ways to help our own citizens over Israel.
Israel gets money and spends it on what they need from U.S. corporations. The dichotomy is U.S. corporations or unemployed citizens.
Why does Americans pay for loans or the increase in our deficit "given" to Israel? Why can't that money be used to improve our own infrastructure, spend it on our children's education, and pay down the debt?
Quote:All Master Sergeants, for example, get to live in the same type of housing, with the same pay scale, as the sergeant that works on electronics, or the sergeant than works in the Supply Squadron.
Not true. The military pay scale is the higher your rank, the more you get paid.
A sergeant is an E-5, a Master Sergeant is an E-8
There is quite a bit of difference in what each one gets paid.
You,Quote:Israel gets money and spends it on what they need from U.S. corporations. The dichotomy is U.S. corporations or unemployed citizens.
You don't even understand elementary Economics. Those receiving unemployment in the US goes to US business by about 100%. It goes to buy food and shelter for Americans. Those $$$$'s spent in the US recirculate multiple times to help American businesses and the tax base at all levels of our government. Those are tax dollars or loans that must be repaid by Americans. Why does Americans pay for loans or the increase in our deficit "given" to Israel? Why can't that money be used to improve our own infrastructure, spend it on our children's education, and pay down the debt?
Where did you learn Economics?
Why can't that money be used to improve our own infrastructure, spend it on our children's education, and pay down the debt?
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House-backed legislation to renew benefits for the long-term unemployed unexpectedly cleared an initial Senate hurdle on Tuesday, clearing the way for bipartisan negotiations in the opening days of an election-year session of Congress.
White House: Expiration of jobless benefits a blow Associated Press
The vote was 60-37 to limit debate on the three-month legislation, with a half-dozen Republicans siding with the Democrats on the test vote.
At the same time, the Republican leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, said he and his rank and file would seek changes so the bill's $6.4 billion cost would not add to deficits.
Senate Democrats have so far rejected that approach, although there were signs they would eventually yield.
Shortly after the Senate vote, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, issued a statement expressing views similar to McConnell's. Almost simultaneously, a senior Senate Democrat, Chuck Schumer of New York, signaled a willingness to consider changes to offset the impact of the bill on the deficit, calling that "the second best option."