I know, I know -- according to the Republicans all those people who collect un-employment are nothing but lazy and shiftless and just don't WANT to work (even though it was Republican tax cuts, outsourcing, etc. that PUT these people on the un-employment line!) So let's REALLY get fiscally conservative and vote down these benefits costing 18 billion all the while arguing that tax cuts for the wealthy costing 700 billion are just --- fine....necessary even. Well -- it's Christmas. And let me quote here from Luke chapter 1 of the New Testament: 46And Mary said, My soul magnifies the Lord, 47and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; 49for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. 50His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. 51He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. 52He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; 53he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty. 54He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, 55according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever. I hope all those good church going God fearing Republicans think hard and mighty about just whose side they are on when in the name of fiscal responsibility they are the AGENTS of repression of the poor and unemployed --- while advocating for those whom the Lord says he will send away empty handed! "Be not deceived -- God is not mocked!"