AZ legislature lets Obama off the hook (updated)

What kind of heartless (and brainless) State legislature would cut off 15,000 unemployed workers from a measly $214 in weekly unemployment benefits?  The Republican controlled legislature in Arizona, that's who.  Heartless because we are all living in Barack Obama's America where 9-10% unemployment is the norm.  Brainless because these Republicans actually think there are jobs to be had.  The move shifts public anger over the economy from President Obama to this dimwitted chamber. Arizona Senate Majority Whip Steve Pierce: "There are jobs that people can find, but people are sitting, waiting for a job like the one they had." If recipients are cut off, they "would find something to do," he said. The monies for extended benefits was set to be cut off on June 11th for those who have been receiving unemployment compensation for two years.  During the tax-rate extension deal during the lame-duck Congressional session in December 2010, the U.S. Congress agreed to...(Read Full Post)