I wanted to give you poor bleeding-heart liberals a little perspective on what your response to the unemployment extension bill thing should be like. This is from a recent post by a friend of mine (bolding mine):
I realized last week when I was researching my unemployment benefits that even though unemployment is extend right now, it is not extended for ME. I applied about a month too late to be a part of the extension. There is legislation that would create another extension, but it hasn't been approved & I don't know if I would be a part of that either. Most likely, I would, but I can't count on it going through. So the end result is that I have only 26 weeks of paid unemployment that I can count on. The good side, I do get an extra $25 a week on top of what I would get normally from a special Federal fund. So that helps.
As a result of this realization, we've buckled down even tighter than we had before. Things that I would normally purchase out of our group money, now have to come from our already cut in half allowance. Thats not so easy & means I won't have all that much for the frivolous stuff it was meant for. Things I consider maintenance (like basic makeup supplies) are going to eat up a good portion of it. But thats all right. At least we can still get those things. I have that to be thankful for.
We also have to cut out going out to eat. We can go for drinks instead. I mean, people used to do that, right? They used to go to the soda shop or to the bar. I think thats a change we can make.
And I have to not plan on making any big purchases. That ones hard for me. But I can do it.
Where is the whining about not getting the extra unemployment? Where is the bemoaning the silly senator who doesn't care about the poor? Where is the sense of entitlement? Nowhere to be found because this person is actually intelligent and rational.