Hell, why stop there? Why not cut unemployment checks to pets, house plants, and anyone — and anything — else, living or otherwise? Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D., Texas) is here to tell you, notes the Washington Free Beacon, that the government coffers are inexhaustible. There’s no reason not to hand out entitlements, especially during this season of giving. (Yes, according to Lee, the holiday season has something to do with it, and so does turning the frown on the faces of so many discouraged Americans upside down.)
On Thursday, Lee said on the floor of the House:
So we can’t be only about our self in this holiday season, particularly as we recognize that the Pope being made man of the year has spoken to the world eloquently about this whole issue of the vulnerable. And so I ask this, Mr. Woodall, and the Rules Committee, let’s put the Van Hollen-Lee-Levin amendment on the floor tonight, tomorrow. Call us back, Mr. Boehner, call us back, Mr. Boehner. Let us vote to provide for unemployment insurance for working men and women so that faces across America will not the tear of desperation on their face. The deal is good, but the people are suffering. We cannot allow this to happen this season of joy and giving.