Yesterday, the U.S. Senate, including 21 Democrats, voted to continue paying Big Oil’s $35 billion annual welfare check — in the midst of the biggest environmental disaster in American history.
And today, the U.S. Senate voted down the extension of unemployment benefits for jobless Americans.
The Senate this evening rejected the latest version of the bill that includes an extension of federal unemployment benefits. The measure was defeated on a 56-40 vote.
Maine Republicans Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, as well as Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska are still opposed to the bill because of its costs and some of its tax and spending provisions.
All three of the above senators voted for the Big Oil subsidies yesterday.
Fuck you, Senators.