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November 1, 2014

House GOP Issues Unemployment Insurance Talking Points

House Republican leadership sent out four talking points Tuesday for GOP members who may be worried that Democrats have some traction on the unemployment insurance issue.

Here is the full memo:

KEY POINTS:  EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE EXTENSION

  • For every American out of work, it’s a personal crisis for them and their family. That’s why House Republicans remain focused on creating jobs and growing the economy.
  • Dozens of House-passed jobs bills remain sitting in the Democratic-run Senate awaiting action, including the SKILLS Act which helps long-term unemployed get training often needed to re-enter the workforce.
  • Washington has lost its priorities if it’s more focused on making unemployment easier to tolerate than it is getting people back to work and restoring independence all together.
  • If Democrats can produce a plan that is fiscally responsible as well as does something to actually create jobs, the House will give it proper consideration. Until then, our focus will remain where it belongs: on creating jobs and putting Americans back to work.

The memo also provided a link to the website of Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, where members can read “more details about House-passed jobs bills awaiting action in the Democratic-run Senate.”

  • The Bank

    But “F U” is so much shorter and sincere.

    Members of Congress only care about getting re-elected. The GOP position is nothing more than throwing red meat to their self-loathing, mouthbreathing constituents who suffer from Stockholm Syndrome.

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