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Originally posted by Logman
....the nation isn't going to choose some right-wing nutjob.
One-term presidencies are a thing of the past unless some harsh agenda needs to be put through in which case a president will be sacrificed.
Ron Paul is going to get massacred in 2012.
President Barack Obama has been urging Congress to extend and expand the tax cut. He also wants lawmakers to vote by the end of the year to continue expanded unemployment benefits.
The Republican bill includes changes to the way the unemployment compensation system works. It would “gradually reduce” maximum benefits from 99 weeks to 59 weeks. The bill also would require recipients of unemployment benefits to be actively looking for work or trying to get a high-school diploma. Under the bill, states could require drug tests as a condition of receiving benefits.