Well, now I know why the Ds haven't done jack squat about unemployment
Because they want to use unemployment as a campaign issue in the mid-terms! Never let a crisis go to waste. I just got this in my in-box:
And the cream of the jest? I mean, besides Donna Brazile's involvement?
The Ds, through procedural chicanery in the budgeting process, have already made more help for the unemployed in 2011 impossible (absent stuff like, say, ending a war or two).
UPDATE Meanwhile, some "visionary minimalism" from Larry Summers. Calculated Risk summarizes:
It looks like the only additional stimulus will be an extension of the emergency unemployment benefits - and even that isn't clear.
And good luck, pal!