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Unemployment Extension Update 3

Unemployment Extension Update 3 - An online group that identifies with the tea party movement has launched a petition urging Americans to hold Republican leaders who enter into a compromise on an extension of Bush-era tax cuts and unemployment insurance accountable.

Tea Party Patriots, which made the petition public last week, believes the deal between President Barack Obama and Republican leaders is a violation of the “Pledge to America,” a resolution or promise that House GOP leadership made in September.

“The assault of ‘The Deal’ on ‘The Pledge’ will make the latter a joke, and instantly impacts the credibility of all future efforts to propose agendas to the electorate,” wrote the author of the petition.

Unemployment Extension Update 3

The reasoning behind the latest petition was outlined, according to the website, by conservative radio entertainer Hugh Hewitt in a column — “Kill ‘the Deal’” — that was published on conservative site Townhall.com.

Tea Party Patriots provides the following four reasons to oppose the tax cut deal:

“The Deal” was forged in secret, without consultation with the scores of new representatives and senators who campaigned on a much different agenda — much less with their supporters and contributors who worked for two years and gave vast sums of money so that a new start could be made, one built on transparency and principle.

Unemployment Extension Update 3

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