“Let me just put it this way: There will be no Christmas for Congress unless there is an extension of the unemployment insurance benefits. Believe me, we have a number of us on the Senate side. We’re not going home. We’re not going to have Christmas for Congress until you get an extension of unemployment benefits.
I hate to inform my Republican colleagues, but Wall Street did not build America. But when it comes to handing out hundreds of millions of dollars, Wall Street is up front. It’s time for middle-class America to be up front.”