Sunday, February 09, 2014
Shorter Rob Portman
Portman Explains His Vote Against Extending Unemployment Insurance My son isn't unemployed. Believe me, I am being kind. His actual explanation is 1. Democrats weren't nice enough to me 2. It would add to the deficit 3. We should provide the unemployed with job training (which wouldn't add to the deficit). or, to be really harsh, his own words "Unfortunately, Democrats did not work with us, wouldn't negotiate with us on how to pay for it," he said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "We also have record numbers of people long-term unemployed. And the Democratic answer to that is, 'Let's add more to the 26 weeks of unemployment insurance to emergency benefits, and let's do nothing to reform the program. Let's do nothing to give people the skills they need to access the jobs that are out there.'" What a douchebag.