This item got very little mention outside of the New York Times. I guess it was buried under the Wall Street protest (which does have a major message) and under the helicopter that went down in the East River.
Somebody should emphasize it. Because it’s an example of what legislation can do to help people—if only we had a legislative majority that grasped its Constitutional role during crises.
The President does understand, which is why he brought this up. If only we had a House majority that understood its role, instead of singing in the aisles, “I won’t help! Don’t ask me!”
Here’s the link from the NYT: Obama Proposes Protecting Unemployed Against Hiring Bias – NYTimes.com.