Representative Alan Grayson (D-FL) made a characteristically fiery statement on the unemployment insurance extension. Fortunately, the bill passed in the Senate, with the House expected to pass it as well. That's despite the Republicans' concern about the deficit–a concern that was dormant during the Bush years and does not extend to their desire to continue the Bush tax cuts, which mostly benefited the wealthy.
Grayson chastised the Republicans for blocking the bill for months and "trying to revive the America of desperate straits and cheap labor." He reminded them that the unemployed can't sell stock, artwork or yachts. Listen:
Following Grayson's comments, conservative media critic Dan Gainor tweeted an offer of "$100 to first Rep. who punches smary [sic] idiot Alan Grayson in the nose." The feisty Grayson responded, "I think he's overlooking something important: I punch back."