This was not written by me but by one the best people I have know for over 30 years. I applaud her!!! I felt compelled to post this here as she speaks with the voice of many Americans. I am proud of her.
"Starting Monday, the jobless will no longer be able to apply for federal unemployment benefits or the COBRA health insurance subsidy.
The implication of this decision is so far reaching, to the excess of 5 million people, it's sheer consternation can not be ignored. Is there not one member of the senate that is in tune with the "American Citizens" positions? That this decision was concluded is answer enough. Was there not one senator that stood up and said, "We can not do this, we can not bring such a devastation to the lives of the citizens of this country. We can not leave this chamber until the realization of truth for which the economical demise of 5 million people must be overturned into a secure haven for survival." Your protocol has now crushed millions of lives which rests on your shoulders, from your hands.
Has our "Commander in Chief" been privy to this information? Of course he has! Has a mandatory, emergency meeting of the senate been called on the behalf of these people? No!
Do you think the foreclosure rate is going to decrease now, do you think the homeless population is going to decrease now, need I go on?! No to all those questions. On the other hand that may be exactly what you all want.
I am ashamed that the senate would would allow the lives of 5 million people to be economically raped.
You want to be a hero, go down in history as the one senator who stood loud and firm for the rights of the American people during one of the worst economical faults since the great depression? Insist on an emergency meeting. Force the senators to push themselves away from their lobster dinner, leave their well warmed accommodations, put their health insured bodies in their luxury vehicles and do their job for which they are well compensated. If they don't show... they are fired!
No unemployment for them, no pensions, no retirements, no leave pay, no health insurance...no nothing. And when they have exhausted all their resources, gone into foreclosure, bankruptcy and now knows the world of the Ramon Noodle diet; maybe then our senators will come to realize the implications of their conduct and decisions towards the American people.
I ask you again, do you want to be a hero?"