It is always satisfying especially during this time of the year to see that there are still some around who recognize the need for empathy and respect for one’s fellow human. In your 12/19 issue Mr. Cassell expressed his disdain for yet one more disgusting display of our Republican Congress’ assault on the middle class — in this case the unemployed. That these politicians, these over paid, underworked, nonachieving, slakers living on our tax dollars getting full-time pay plus incredible healthcare coverage for a part-time job should have the audacity to label anyone slackers is a tribute to their hypocrisy. They are historically by far the least productive Congress we have ever had.
As Mr. Cassell stated, it is disgusting that they have left on one more of their vacations without extending unemployment insurance for those unfortunates who through no fault out of their own are out of work. Let us hope that the disaster of 2010 will remain emblazoned on the minds of the voters come 2016.