This week, in We Elected This Asshole?!? ...
Jim Lembke, a Republican state senator from St. Louis County, is tired of this shit. All these goddamn unemployed people bitching about the job market and sucking at the government's worn-out tit need to shut the hell up, polish up their resumes and find their asses a job. Actually, no! That's too easy! What they should do is find themselves two or three jobs, just to prove that they're not a bunch of pussies.
No, seriously, this how he feels:
"Ninety-nine weeks is too long," Lembke argued. "People need to get off their backsides and get a job. Maybe they'll have to get two jobs or three jobs to make ends meet, but they need to quit stealing from their neighbors."That's from this morning's Star, where Lembke continues his opposition to a bill that would extend unemployment benefits to out-of-work Missourians.
The measure would secure additional federal funds to allow Missouri
to continue providing unemployment aid to job seekers for up to 99
weeks. Similar extensions have been approved the last two years.
The bill sailed easily through the House a month ago but on Tuesday ran
into a filibuster from ... Lembke.
Lembke, known for his fiscal conservatism, criticized federal
government spending and said Missouri should not accept money from
Washington while the government remains in debt. He also said
unemployed job seekers should not continue to receive government aid.