Sunday, November 15, 2009

Shitty Legisation

Because the bill was held up for so long in the Senate, an end-of-the-year filing deadline will prevent anyone from accessing the final six weeks of benefits, according to state officials and sources on Capitol Hill. On Friday, President Obama signed into law legislation extending jobless benefits by 14 weeks nationwide, with an additional six weeks for those states where unemployment rates top 8.5 percent. Those benefits kicked in on Sunday. But there’s a glitch. The new law treats the 20-week extension as two separate extensions of 14 weeks and six weeks, with participants required to exhaust the first 14 weeks before applying for the next six. However, the current law keeps a Dec. 31 application deadline, roughly seven weeks from now, making collecting the full 20 weeks impossible.
Why the fuck do the GOP legislators keep outsmarting the Dems on things like this? I refuse to believe it is because they are actually smarter. Unfortunately it leaves me with the conclusion that they have some sort of pact with Satan and since I am an atheist that seriously fucks with my worldview.

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