Why Senate must act immediately on the Unemployment Benefit Extension?

June 23, 2010

By Padmini Arhant

From: An Unemployed Mother in her comment to the earlier published article :

“Senate Block Vote on Unemployment Benefits Extension and Delay Medicare Reimbursements,”

unemployedmother: 2010/06/23 at 7:16 PM:

“You are missing one key point. The longer the senate waits to vote on this, the more people, including myself and my two sons, will have been made homeless because we cannot pay the rent. I have no money, my phone was cut off due to unpaid bill, my electricity will be next, but that doesn’t matter, I will have no home. Without a home, how are we supposed to vote…for we will have no known address.”

Moment of Reflection: By Padmini Arhant

To the Republican Senators and others stalling the legislation:

How many more victims must come forward pleading for help?

How long must they endure the political stalemate, ultimately affecting the suffering population?

Failure to vote in the legislation such as the unemployment benefits to the laid off workers for no fault of their own and the millions having become homeless in the miserable economy, the Bush-Cheney legacy to the American families – is negligence of constitutional responsibility.

Lawmakers are elected to act on behalf of their constituents and citizens across the nation on all of these issues.

Instead, the GOP members are pledged to ignore the voice of the people, assuming them to be a mere formality in the political process.

If the gridlock continues, it would be detrimental to the political party espousing the undemocratic strategy.

People are fed up of the political shenanigans displayed in every legislation rendering Congress, the republic’s chief representative in a democracy, a malfunctioned authority.

Hopefully, the Senators especially the Republican members will pay attention to the rising temperature among the exhausted population awaiting the opportunity to replace those who don’t deliver with the candidates dedicated to the people electing them to power in a democracy.

Time is running out for the legislators determined to widen the gap between the haves and the have-nots.

The hurting population are anxiously waiting to end the Washington tradition i.e. stall, filibuster and kill the bill.

Not anymore, for the citizens are energized to eliminate inaction and reinstate action in Washington, come November 2010.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant


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