Democrats Kill Bill to Stop UE Benefits to MillionairesPosted: January 3, 2011
This could almost be filed under “Weird News” because it’s truly a weird thing. But it shows just how Democrats love to spend our tax money and are not willing to stop just a small trickle of the waste like this one. Senate Vote 273 would have denied Unemployment Benefits to millionaires with a YES vote.
But whoa…step back a bit. Unemployment Benefits for millionaires? What millionaires actually collect Unemployment Benefits is my first question and how big a problem is this? According to Bloomberg, about 3000 millionaires claimed jobless benefits in 2008. This is apparently according to IRS data.
Small potatoes! No wonder congress can’t get any work done. They’re busy sweating the small stuff. Be that as it may, Democrats managed to kill this bill. Apparently Democrats like the idea of millionaires collecting jobless benefits. I wonder if they’re worried about their own job security? Most of them are indeed millionaires and could soon be out of jobs.