Adventures in Hacktivism
December 05, 2002
Video Footage of Nancy Pelosi's Celebration Party
I finally finished transcribing the speeches and organizing my video footage from Nancy Pelosi's Celebration Party on November 23, 2002 in San Francisco, California.

I say to people "you can take any issue or you can take any day of the week, and there is a case to be made against the Republicans." But let's just take yesterday.

Yesterday, Congress adjourned without passing unemployment benefits for Americas workers -- who worked hard, played by the rules, lost their jobs through no fault of their own but because of the downturn in the economy.

On December 28, 800,000 hard working Americans will no longer have their benefits because the Republicans refused to pass that. There was even a compromise from the Senate, which we still controlled up until yesterday, that said: 'Let's extend the benefits until February at least to give people a chance past the holidays and the rest.' They absolutely refused.

The Democrats said 'We're going to hold up the adjournment of Congress so that we cannot leave until you pass these benefits.' They said 'you can bring the Congress back here every single day from now on. We're never going to pass those benefits.' That's who the Republicans in Congress are...insensitive to the concerns of working families in America."

Posted by Lisa at December 05, 2002 04:41 PM | TrackBack
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Yeah, let's just extend the unemployment benefits over and over again. At some point you have to say "enough is enough", and wean people OFF the Federal Tit.

But Democrats *like* having folks on the Government Tit because it increases the need for the typical Democrat "big government", so they can say "see how much we NEED this big government" and get elected. Meanwhile, the people become dependent on the big government, increasing the voters' dependence on the Democrats' ability to stay in office so the Federal Tit keeps giving milk.

Posted by: Derek on December 5, 2002 05:01 PM
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