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Audacity of Hypocrisy: Obama Slams House GOP for Celebrating Christmas Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Sun, Jan 5, 2014, 06:41 PM

Amidst nationwide freak snowstorms, President Barack Obama had enjoyed playing two weeks of golf in sunny and warm Hawaii. Nonetheless, he found time between rounds of golf to rebuke the House GOP for taking time off to spend time with their families during Christmas-time.

The Examiner reports that, President Obama managed to squeeze in some time from his vacation in Hawaii to address Americans in a three-minute weekly address on Saturday.   After noting that in a new year, "we resolve to better ourselves, and to better our relationships with one another," the President bashed Republicans in Congress for going home for the holidays instead of extending unemployment insurance."

Obama is quoted as saying that, "Just a few days after Christmas, more than one million of our fellow Americans lost a vital economic lifeline – the temporary insurance that helps folks make ends meet while they look for a job. Republicans in Congress went home for the holidays and let that lifeline expire."

According to the Examiner, "He continued to say that "denying" an extension of unemployment benefits is "is just plain cruel."Republicans, Obama declared, are "punishing families who can least afford it..."

A report from the Congressional Budget Office disclosed that extending unemployment benefits could keep unemployment rates higher, since the benefits would reduce the necessity for jobless folks to find work.

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