On the floor of the U.S. Senate, Kentucky GOP Senator Jim Bunning this week declared aloud it was "tough sh*t" if opposing Senators disagreed with his opposition to extend unemployment benefits for jobless Americans.
Leaned back in his chair on the Senate floor, with his legs crossed, the 78-year old Bunning dismissed pleas of fellow Senators to withdraw his one-man hold on legislation that would provide a desperately needed extension of unemployment benefits and the COBRA health insurance subsidy.
Bunning claims to oppose Senate spending and rising deficits, but he took no such actions when Wall Street banks were receiving billions in bailout funds.
If Bunning is successful, more than 1.2 million jobless Americans will lose their unemployment benefits within days, triggering a humanitarian crisis in many U.S. counties that will severely impact workers, spouses and their children.
Please urge Senator Bunning to end his vendetta against jobless Americans and allow the legislation to extend unemployment benefits to move forward.