Sunday, March 07, 2010

Just so you know

You are unemployed because you like it. So says Tom DeLay, and he should know!
"You know," Delay said, "there is an argument to be made that these extensions, the unemployment benefits keeps people from going and finding jobs. In fact there are some studies that have been done that show people stay on unemployment compensation and they don't look for a job until two or three weeks before they know the benefits are going to run out.

Host Candy Crowley: Congressman, that's a hard sell, isn't it?

Delay: it's the truth.

No concept on what regular people go through, is there? Where did they get the concept that poor people are lazy, that bad things happen to bad people, that somehow being chosen by the people to serve in Congress is like being chosen by God to do whatever you want to because you are special and everybody else is not.... Is there something in the water in Washington D C that makes people go mad?

Is it power? Or lead?


Steve Bates said...

Why is Tom DeLay still visible on our political stage? And given that he is, why hasn't someone removed those sparkly teeth by the usual means?

Thanks to DeLay's gerrymander, full of illegalities I don't want to revisit here, my state's redistricting still renders a Democrat's vote effectively worth less than a Republican's. Maybe this year's Census will give an opportunity to rectify that. Or, more likely, make it worse.

If someone needs the use of a fist to remove those teeth, mine is available.

ellroon said...

Just think, when he's long gone and buried, his teeth will sparkle on... His place in the history books? Not so sparkly.