Turns Out B*tchfights Are a Great Way To Get Things Done in DC
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... ask the unemployed. But wait until they get their checks.
The Senate voted 59 to 39 Wednesday to restore emergency jobless benefits to millions of people who have been out of work for more than six months.
House leaders said they will ratify the measure Thursday and send it on to the White House, where President Obama plans to immediately sign it.
The bill would authorize states to provide retroactive support to an estimated 2.5 million people whose unemployment checks have been cut off since federal benefits expired June 2. It would also make available up to 99 weeks of income support through the end of November to millions more who have exhausted state benefits, which typically last for 26 weeks. Advocates for the unemployed say it could be several weeks in some states before the checks are in the mail.
... I bet my money on a bob-tailed nag.