Rejoice, all ye long-term unemployed former holders of now-nonexistent jobs: Your Congresspersons are granting you 20 more weeks of unemployment benefits. You'll need them!

In some states you can now get unemployment for nearly two years. Enough to keep your family in hand-me-downs and No Frills rice until all those uh, print media jobs come back.

The Democrats feel an urgency to act now because the monthly labor report that comes out Friday is expected to show that the nation's unemployment rate in October continued to be at or above 10 percent. Also, more than 600,000 workers had run out of benefits at the end of October

The revolution will not be televised until March, at the earliest.
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