CBS News has an interesting take on the issue of who is playing politics on the extension of unemployment benefits for out of work Americans. It turns out that President Obama, in signing a prior extension bill, specifically noted that it was fully paid for and therefore fiscally responsible — which is all that Republicans were asking to be done in connection with this latest bill.
Every voter understands that there is a galling hypocrisy in political leaders of both parties. But does the games-playing have to be so flagrant and duplicitous? Given this kind of phony about-face, are the President’s advisors really scratching their heads about why his approval ratings are plummeting?
The new extension bill, by the way, adds $34 billion to the federal deficit.