Pamela J. Powers, a progressive voice for Arizona
53,000 people are losing their unemployment benefits a day, according to the Ed Schultz Show on Thursday.
While the Senate quibbles about how or if unemployment benefits should be extended, people’s lives are being destroyed.
It’s time that we ask everyone who is running for statewide or federal office:
How will you prevent joblessness from becoming homelessness?
A great follow-up question for candidates like J.D. Hayworth, who relies heavily on his “Christian values” in his advertising, would be:
What would Jesus do?
A follow-up question for the Republicans would be:
Do you really want to push unemployment higher to improve your election chances? (If so, that’s despicable.)
Here is a list of candidates’ websites. Go ahead, ask ’em! Call them! Write to them! Or better yet, ask them at a public event!
Randy Parrez (D)
John Dougherty (D)
John McCain (R)
J.D. Hayworth (R)
Jim Deakin (R)
Terry Goddard (D)
Jan Brewer (R)
Buz Mills (R)
Dean Martin (R)
Congressional District 8
Gabrielle Giffords (D)
Johnathan “Payday Loan” Paton (R)
Jesse Kelly (R)
Andy Gross (R) (This guy needs a new webmaster. His campaign website doesn’t come up.)
Brian Miller (R)
Congressional District 7
Raul Grijalva (D)
Ruth McClung (R)
Christopher Flowers (R)
Robert Wilson (R)