For Rep. Danny K. Davis, Illinois Democrat, the “fiscal cliff” fight came down to one thing: the unemployment checks the government will still be able to send to thousands of his constituents.
“When I go to church on Sunday, I know that I will see people with the assurance that pretty soon an unemployment check is in the mail,” he said.
Rep Davis: Your Unemployment Check is in the Mail
Wouldn’t it be nice if these representatives would push for work and jobs with the same enthusiasm? More jobs would mean fewer of Representative Davis’ church going constituents are waiting, dependent on their unemployment benefits.