This has so much Hypocrisy in it, I almost puked. Democrats bitching about an up or down vote? C'mon...it was ok to do that when it was GW's Judge appointments...now it's not?"By blocking an up or down vote on this legislation, Republicans in the Senate obstructed a common-sense package that would save jobs, extend tax cuts for businesses and provide relief for American families who have suffered through the worst economic downfall since the Great Depression......Obama Spokesman
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- President Bush signed The Unemployment Extension Act of 2008 into law Friday, lengthening the period of government assistance to Americans struggling in the shrinking job market.
The measure helps people whose benefits have recently expired, extending benefits by seven weeks in all states, and extending them for another 13 weeks on top of that in states with unemployment rates that have averaged 6% or higher over the most recent three months.(See state unemployment rates.)
So those who live in a high unemployment states will receive a total of 20 more weeks and nearly half of the states fit that criteria as of October, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
shame on Bush for stealing Drac's food
lol--true dat!Lily, thanks. I thought that Bush signed a similar measure, but could not find the name of the bill.
There are so many similarities between Bush and Obama in ragards to the economy that I am starting to believe that the only reason the t-baggers or right-wingers do not like this administration is because the President has a D after his name or because he is of African decent.