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Phil Breseden and Bobby Jindal: Do you like screwing the weakest of your citizens?

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First there there were a bunch of Republican governors including Jindal saying they would not accept money for expanding unemployment benefits.  Now Democratic Tennessee governor Phil Breseden is also considering turning it down?  What is wrong with these people?  Do they enjoy hurting people who need help the most?  Oh, they’ll take some money, but not money that helps people who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own.

I really can’t think of words that could adequately express my visceral contempt for such heartless governors.  I’d say they don’t deserve the title of humans, but in fact, this is all too human behaviour: selfishness, callousness and lack of empathy—a display of the worst traits of our species. It is a disgrace that men who are so callous and unfeeling have risen to the rank of governor.  Hopefully the citizens of their states will rectify the problem at the earliest opportunity.  If they do not do so, then I guess it will be true that they got what they voted for.

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Ian Welsh

Ian Welsh

Ian Welsh was the Managing Editor of FireDogLake and the Agonist. His work has also appeared at Huffington Post, Alternet, and Truthout, as well as the now defunct Blogging of the President (BOPNews). In Canada his work has appeared in and BlogsCanada. He is also a social media strategy consultant and currently lives in Toronto.

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