If you believe RNC Chairman and women’s healthcare product Reince Priebus, Congressional Democrats aren’t actually interested in passing an extension of unemployment insurance because they want it to be a campaign issue in 2014.
PRIEBUS: “All of this kind of stuff is ridiculous because we’re spending all of our time actually talking and perpetrating what the Democrats actually want. They don’t want this to pass, what they want to do is they want to talk about these things, they want to talk about minimum wage and what they want to do ultimately is create a campaign issue, this sort of rich vs. poor, the same old thing they can do and avoid Obamacare. That’s what they want.“
Of course Reince Priebus and the Republicans could test this theory by agreeing to pass an extension of unemployment insurance and thus calling our bluff, couldn’t they? Democrats would have no choice but to fold their hand and prove him right. Let’s do it.
If there’s something here you have to appreciate, it’s that Priebus admittedly recognizes that Rich vs. Poor is a problem for the Republican party. He also recognizes that the minimum wage is an issue for his party.
These are issues so damaging to them that he’d concoct this wild theory as a sort of coping mechanism.
Yes, economic inequality is a problem for us, but it’s the Democrats’ fault for holding us back from making it rain.