Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Editorial - Who Will Fight for the Unemployed? - NYTimes.com

Editorial - Who Will Fight for the Unemployed? - NYTimes.com: "The situation cries out for policies to support economic growth — specifically jobless benefits and fiscal aid to states. But instead of delivering, Congressional Republicans and many Democrats have been asserting that the nation must act instead to cut the deficit. The debate has little to do with economic reality and everything to do with political posturing. A lot of lawmakers have concluded that the best way to keep their jobs is to pander to the nation’s new populist mood and play off the fears of the very Americans whose economic well-being Congress is threatening."