Friday Rebuttal: Sen. Ron Johnson says U.S. can’t afford sympathy for the unemployed

Dickens at the Blacking Warehouse. Charles Dic...
Dickens at the Blacking Warehouse. Charles Dickens is here shown as a boy of twelve years of age, working in a factory. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson talking on Wisconsin Public Radio about why he won’t vote to extend unemployment benefits:

“You can always take a look at every one of those spending programs and have a great deal of sympathy and say ‘Yeah, let’s continue to provide those benefits but if we don’t get our fiscal house in order, if we don’t show the types of fiscal discipline, we’re going to have some fiscal crisis, we won’t be able to afford any of those programs.”

Charles Dickens’s Scrooge could not have said it better.

(We have the money if we have the proper priorities.)

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