Think about what these stalling tactics mean for the millions of Americans who’ve lost their jobs since the recession began. Over the past several weeks, more than two million of them have seen their unemployment insurance expire. For many, it was the only way to make ends meet while searching for work – the only way to cover rent, utilities, even food.
For quite a while, I’ve been critical of abusing the phrase “Obama needs to [blank]” but I’m going to violate my own rule and suggest that the president needs to go on television in prime time from the Oval and deliver this exact address. Call out the Republicans for filibustering job creation. Let ‘em have it.