Free Forum Friday…December 23rd Edition

(Free Forum Fridays are an open discussion where commenters are invited to bring up topics that may not have been covered in the previous week. Got something on your mind? Throw your opinion out there.)

Well, another hostage taking week in politics. Surprise, surprise. The House Republicans shot down a bi-partisan Senate bill that would guarantee an extension of unemployment benefits and a payroll tax cut set to expire at the end of the year. Speaker Beohner, with egg on his orange face, had to do some last minute maneuvering in order to save face for the Republican party. Neither came away favourably.

But, it appears to have worked out in favour of the 160 million working Americans and the people on unemployment; for now. We’ll be having this conversation in February again.

Something on your mind? Let all hang out in the comment section.

About Mr. Universe

Mr. Universe is a musician/songwriter and an ex-patriot of the south. He currently lives and teaches at a University in the Pacific Northwest. He is a long distance hiker who has hiked the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. He is also an author and woodworker. An outspoken political voice, he takes a decidedly liberal stance in politics.
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