The Senate’s Most Reprehensible Member

A debate on the Senate floor Monday over unemployment compensation crystallized, at least for a moment, the divide between the two parties in Washington. Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona, the Republican whip, argued that unemployment benefits dissuade people from job-hunting “because people are being paid even though they’re not working.” Unemployment insurance “doesn’t create new jobs. In fact, if anything, continuing to pay people unemployment compensation is a disincentive for them to seek new work,” Kyl said during debate over whether unemployment insurance and other benefits that expired amid GOP objections Sunday should be extended.

I hope and pray that the Senator one day faces the horror of unemployment and poverty and finds himself, I honestly do, in need of assistance so that he will be compelled to repent his evil selfish blind ignorant stupidity.  If anyone in our country has no right to whine about people getting paid for doing nothing, it’s members of the Senate.  A loathsome lot of self serving prats.

I don’t wish him ill or harm- but I do wish him the problems he so glibly and contemptibly dismisses in others. He’s a βλάκας. In truth, an Esel.  I hope, again, he finds himself on the bread line quite soon.  So he can taste his own medicine and see how well he likes it then.

8 thoughts on “The Senate’s Most Reprehensible Member

  1. edsundaywinters 1 Mar 2010 at 8:42 pm


    Thoughtful reflection. Others should read it. Thanks for posting.


    • Jim 1 Mar 2010 at 8:49 pm

      why thanks.


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  3. Chuck Grantham 2 Mar 2010 at 12:35 am

    Well, one can’t blame the Senator for not being able to do the math. So many of his needs are paid from the public till. And he can vote himself a raise if he in “dire straits”. Why would he have any talent at math? Or understand working class people….


  4. Bob Schillaci 2 Mar 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Ah, Jim….you should live here in Arizona. Kyl is practically a moderate compared to some of the right-wing nuts we have walking around unsupervised.

    Alas, I only get to vote against him once every six years.


    • Jim 2 Mar 2010 at 4:07 pm

      i grew up in phoenix. i know all about the loons out there.


  5. Bob Schillaci 2 Mar 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Barry Goldwater would be drummed out of today’s Republican party for being too liberal.


    • Jim 2 Mar 2010 at 9:38 pm

      i liked barry. you always knew just what he stood for and he was honest.


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