Good grief, if the Senate waits any longer to pass this unemployment extension, people are going to be pitching tents on the White House lawn and grilling the White House garden bounty on bonfires, just to have a darn meal!
What the hell is the hold up Senators?
While you settle into your warm home, have yourselves a nice decent supper prepared by your chef or dine out in a fancy restaurant, do you bother to give any thought to how many of the unemployed go hungry one more day or become violently ill from eating food out of a dumpster?
While you snug down under that nice warm down filled comforter, on those crisp white sheets, in that huge bed at the end of your day, do you wonder how the unemployed and homeless are able to stay warm on these nights with winter's cold baring down on them?
While you rest your heads on those soft pillows, I wonder if you give any thought at all, to the millions of Jobless Americans who are sleeping in tents under the bridge tonight?
Do you think, of how one more day of stalling on passing this bill, may result in one more suicide because the stress of being homeless or the stress of not being able to feed our families has had it's final toil on someone?
When you pack your kids off to private schools for the best of an education, do you think about how many children are not able to even go to school any more because the bridge they now call home, is too far from the nearest school for them to walk to?
When you get up in the morning and step into that steaming hot shower and lather yourselves with that fancy smelling soap, do you give any thought to how the homeless and jobless are going to be able to wash in the morning, as many have lost utilities?
It's time to pass the unemployment extension bill before another life is lost, before another child loses his life at the hands of his parents who couldn't bare to watch them live like this anymore. Quit stalling! Quit making excuses! Quit arguing on where the money is going to come from! Quit tacking on amendments that aren't even related and in some circles might even be referred to as pork, just so you can stall passage of the unemployment extension benefits bill.
TODAY is the day to pass that bill! We (the unemployed) beg of you, as we pack what we can into our cars along with our children, because we've lost our homes…..we BEG of you to pass the bill TODAY!!!!!
Written by JD
Flyfishva contributed to this artcile.