Obama: ‘Partisan Minority’ Must Stop ‘Misguided’ Blocking Of Unemployment Benefits (VIDEO) | Talking Points Memo

President Obama had some harsh words today for the Republicans who keep blocking unemployment benefits in the Senate, calling them “a partisan minority” that “didn’t have any problem spending hundreds of billion of dollars for tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans,” but is now blocking relief for the middle class.Speaking in the Rose Garden, Obama first pointed out that Republicans voted to extend the benefits under George W. Bush: “For a long time there’s been a tradition under both Democrat and Republicans presidents to offer relief to the unemployed.”


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