Happy Chanukah !
The unity and toughness of the Senate GOP is refreshing.By promising o fdilibuster all bills in the lame duck session until taxes and the budget are solved ,really puts the pressure on Reid and the Dems.It is obvious that the Administration will coppromise and support some sort of tax extension -perhaps for 2 years.The question is what will be in the package.
As far as unemployment benefits,I believe that
1- funds should be found to reduce the budget ,so that the extension is budget netral
2-Those individuals at the 99 week level, especially those with a working spouswe,should have some diminution of their govt. payouts, after a period.We cannot have the govt. pay workers indefinately while not working.